Close to eggs ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BJ37, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. BJ37

    BJ37 In the Brooder

    Dec 25, 2012
    Hens hatched 3rd week last May. He is about one week older, no blood relation. Yesterday I saw him attempting mounting, and the hen seemed to be reciptive. How soon can I expect to see egg production start?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    The mating ritual is not just about sex and eggs. It’s also about dominance. A couple of years back I saw a 13 week old pullet willingly submit to a cockerel. She was accepting his dominance. She did not start to lay for another couple of months.

    In spite of me saying that, her willingly submitting to him is a good sign. With her age and with that behavior I think you can expect to see an egg pretty soon, probably within a week. But I can’t give you any guarantees.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: