im getting hungry

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by colster10000, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. colster10000

    colster10000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have some new hamshire red hens and 2 new hamshire red roosters i wanted to know when the hens would start to lay and when the roosters will start to fertilize the hens
     
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roos will start trying long beofre the hens have eggs t fertilize. Think of teen age boys with dirty magazines. The hens generally start laying around 20 wks of age, sometimes as early as 16. It takes them a while to get it right so the first few weeks or month you get some weird eggs at odd intervals then they settle down to a regular laying pattern.
     

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