If the Rooster breeds with the unlaying pullet....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by write2caroline, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the Rooster Breeds with the non laying pullet - Should I start looking for some eggs?

    He shimmied right over and was MR. Suave and I wrrecked his day and broke it up but she let him get on her and sat right down.

    So do you think she might be nearer to laying some eggs?

    Caroline
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    It's one of the signs that they are getting close.
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs have nothing to do with the roosters, and infact I will never let a rooster on any pullet before sh get to at leat 7 months of age.
     
  4. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, could be 2 days or a month. [​IMG]
     
  5. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't say it was. I had a roo aggressively mate-attack some 17 weeks olds, that were VERY "young for their age". He was just practicing his dominion over the new girls. The girls didn't lay for some weeks yet after that.
     
  6. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But every day he breeds her, she's a day closer! LOL!
     
  7. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She must be a pretty girl if he getting on her already. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
  8. hrdwrkgrl

    hrdwrkgrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:"pretty girl" .. (big smile). xoxox
     
  9. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [/img] My Dashing young Rooster 7/20 hatched and

    The pullet in question ( Yes she is a looker!!!)
    [​IMG] [/img] Lutzy is the one to the right both hatched 5/15 and not that I am ready to have her start to breed, he didn't hurt her and she was amiable to his attentions and sat right down until I interupted them as I walked closer to see which pullet he "hooked up with" sorry bad pun!

    This was taken a couple of weeks ago - as of this week both are displaying very red waddles, combs and the skin around their eyes. Really bright red like the Rooster.
    Caroline
    Jax FL

    No eggs today:th
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
  10. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There might be something to that "Expressing Dominion" Before they wanted nothing to do with him and I seemed to have two flocks 4 from 7/20 hatching and the other two from 5/15 and they ignored each other. Lately, he has been concerned about all the 5 girls and wants them all to travel together around the yard. He has taken to rounding everyone up and chiding anyone that gets too far from the tour group.

    I am just looking for signs - ANY sign they are nearer to laying an egg or two.

    Caroline
    Jax FL
     

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