In the Brooder
- Jul 8, 2021
I have a mixed flock that I got from a local feed store this spring. All around about 5.5 months give or take a few weeks. I was lucky enough to somehow manage only getting one cockerel from straight run out of 10 birds. We were new to chickens so I don't have an older more established flock, this is it. 1 light brahma cockerel, 2 light brahma pullets, 3 olive egger pullets, 2 midnight majesty marans pullets, and 2 pearl star leghorn pullets. None of the pullets are laying yet, although I believe the Olive eggers would be if we had supplemental light in the coop. Anyways, our cockerel has started trying to mate and NON of the girls are having it. Is it normal for him to try to do this when they aren't laying yet? Also wondering if I added supplemental light to the coop, could I get them to start laying now or am I pretty much SOL until spring at this point?