Egg Laying Age

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bietsch624, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I have a roo that has starting mating with the hens, should the hens that came from the hatchery in the same order be ready to start laying now?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Most of the time, the roo will only mate when the hens are fertile (laying eggs) Somtimes they jump the gun, but I would expect to see eggs in 10 or so days.
     
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  3. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I'm still new to the scene. I had gotten 7 pullets in March 2008 and they started to lay in July or August. I got 15 more pullets and a roo in August and thought they might be getting close, but wasn't sure if the weather would delay their laying..
     

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