Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shannaharle, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. shannaharle

    shannaharle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are about 5 1/2 months old. They haven't started laying yet, but the roosters have been trying to mate with them. Is that normal for roosters before the hens start to lay? Does it mean we are getting a lot closer to our first egg? Thanks
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it's normal for the rooster to mate with them before they lay an egg. A lot of my first eggs have been fertile. And yes, it means they are close to laying.
     
  3. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Chooks is spot on!
     
  4. shannaharle

    shannaharle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys.
     

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