Average Mating Age of Silkies??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickie Mamma, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I have silkie roosters that are 13 weeks old. I was wondering about at what age do they start mating? [​IMG]
     
  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Mine just turned 22wks old the beginning of Dec and just started mating. Other people might have some who mate earlier or later though, so,[​IMG].
     
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Thank you sooo much for the reply! It was just a curious thought. Its my first time with roosters. [​IMG]
     
  4. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    You're so welcome! I believe as a general rule, about the time the hens are going to lay is when you'll start to see mating. So, any time around 5 mos of age on. FYI -we noticed mating about a month before our hens started laying. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Great, I still have time. I will keep an eye out! Thanks again [​IMG]
     
  6. HSmamma

    HSmamma Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine is also 22 weeks and just started mating...and has gotten entirely nasty. He used to be my sweetest. I can't even pick him up anymore. [​IMG]
    -hsmamma
     
  7. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Oh I hope he does not get nasty! He sits with my kids all the time. VERY sweet! Lets hope he stays that way [​IMG]
     

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