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Breeding Time?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilJoe, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do chickens usually start breeding? (in months please)
     
  2. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .....because I want my lavenders to have beautiful babies like their parents (my avatar)
     
  3. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please tell me what age they'll breed at
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Most chickens are sexually mature around 6 months of age. Whenever your hens are laying, it's pretty much a given the rooster (if he's the same age) is breeding them. males tend to mature younger than pullets.
     
  5. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! So they could be sexually mature in about a month now, because all are about 5 months?
     
  6. bk15

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    Are they Orphington's cause I love the breed I have a lavender chick right I also have a blue,splash, and a chocolate Orphington but I would love to try to breed blue and splash Orphington's cause so far they are my fav colors but I also like lavender color too!![​IMG]
     
  7. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes I believe they are English Lavender Orpingtons
     
  8. bk15

    bk15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay!! Iam happy for you I love my English Orphington's love the breed they are great for egg laying and exhibition all at the same time!!
     
  9. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 7 of them 2 roos and 5 hens
     
  10. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I'm making a lavender orpington thread
     

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