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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gvnam, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Gvnam

    Gvnam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just caught my rooster mating with one of my pullets! She didn't start laying yet! Since he had chosen her, does that mean she is close to laying? If she does begin to lay, should I watch for fertile eggs?
     
  2. Gvnam

    Gvnam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? Inputs, thoughts?
     
  3. Gvnam

    Gvnam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOBODY? PLEASE HELP [​IMG] Any suggestions?
     
  4. mythkat

    mythkat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi,

    If she's squatting for him then she's probably going to lay soon. Does she squat when you reach for her? [​IMG]
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Honestly, I'm not sure what the problem is. Roosters and hens (pullets) mate. Yes, that will probably result in fertile eggs. That's what happens when roosters and hens are together. [​IMG]
     
  6. Gvnam

    Gvnam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what you mean by squatting...

    If I touch their backs they squat down then hurry up and away.
     
  7. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like shes about to start laying and if there is a rooster in the yard they will be fertile. Lucky for you fertile eggs are just as ymmy as unfertile ones.
     
  8. Gvnam

    Gvnam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm asking if because he is mating with her will she lay soon? If she does lay should I look for fertile eggs if she does begin to lay within a week?
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quote:This.

    If you have a rooster, you're going to have fertile eggs. Roosters mate with young pullets who aren't quite ready to lay, but they should be pretty close to get his attention. Chill, it's alllll okay!
     
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    A randy rooster will mate with a hen weather she's laying or not. A true guide to wether your pullet is ready to lay is how well developed her comb and wattles are.
     

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