Close to eggs ?


In the Brooder
7 Years
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?


Crossing the Road
12 Years
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.

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