Chicken Is getting mated and no eggs - DONT MATTER :)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Axle Quails, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their is shed with light and no eggs but the cockerel is mating her.

    they about 24 weeks - 28 weeks and they are pekin bantams. IT Dont matter now they laying eggs :) and fertile ones aswell :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2012
  2. BarnGoddess01

    BarnGoddess01 I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

    Mating does not necessarily mean eggs. Is she moulting by any chance? Has she ever laid an egg? Maybe eggs are close? My Marans, for example, didn't start laying until 31/32 weeks.
     
  3. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nope No Eggs at all [​IMG] ive been waiting till i had them...
    And no moulting at all
     
  4. BarnGoddess01

    BarnGoddess01 I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

    I don't know bantams but with my Marans, mating started before the eggs - but mating does suggest eggs are close!
     
  5. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] i just read up more about the breed [​IMG]
     
  6. Ole and Lena

    Ole and Lena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours roosters started trying to mate about 2 mos before the hens started laying. About 2 weeks after the hens started to think it was a good idea too (they started cooperating with being covered and stopped squawking and trying to get away) we got our first eggs sporadically. Seemed when a hen would seek out a rooster she was ready to go lay an egg. Now they're all producing eggs... soooo many eggs! Good thing it's baking season. I don't have enough buyers lined up yet.

    If yours are letting the rooster cover, you're probably getting close
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Your male is practicing.
     

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