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Doing the deed!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ab2401, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. ab2401

    ab2401 Out Of The Brooder

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    So yesterday I busted my chickens doing the nasty and again today, how log will they do this before she starts to lay eggs?
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Chickens will lay eggs even if there is no rooster around. The eggs just won't be fertilized.

    Just be patient. If she's not laying yet, she will be soon. Then you'll have more eggs than you can keep track of. [​IMG]
     
  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    My rooster Jean-Robert, now has a girlfriend named Ethel. She is ALWAYS around. He can't get rid of her. He finally gave in and did the deed with her. She apparently liked it cuz she's still right by his side.

    He's a Cuckoo Marans. She's a SLW. They are gonna make some pretty babies together (if she ever starts laying either).

    [​IMG] Awww, My Chickens Are In Love [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, that really has nothing to do with when they lay eggs. I have some 7 week old cockerels who are play-mating the girls right now. I know eggs are a looooooooong way off, LOL!
     
  5. ab2401

    ab2401 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well they are older and have laid before... not with me but with the last owners

    The Chicken Lady- I know... when you have both sexes do you get more eggs or is it the say either way?


    I got them as a pair.....
     
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Most breeds lay one a day no matter what.
     

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