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Mating and When to Expect an Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2boys1homestead, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chirping

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    So I have some chickens that I hatched on Thanksgiving. They are close to reaching the 5 month mark to begin laying eggs.

    Recently I've noticed the rooster is starting to mount the hens and a couple of the hens are being very receptive to it while others just run off.

    I wasn't sure if those chickens who are receptive will lay first or if they might start laying earlier than the others? I figure they are obviously reaching sexual maturity, but I wasn't sure if it was a sign of eggs soon to come or not.

    Thanks!!
     

  2. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chirping

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    Thank you! That was super helpful!
     
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    XxMingirlxX Songster

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    No problem! :)
     

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