Mating before laying eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spartanchick, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. spartanchick

    spartanchick In the Brooder

    My 5 month old pullet has been letting the rooster mate with her, but I didnt't think she had started laying eggs yet. Does this happen?
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller

    Probably getting ready to start laying.

  3. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Songster

    Aug 4, 2013
    x2 One of mine started that 2-3 weeks before her first egg, another after her first egg.
  4. spartanchick

    spartanchick In the Brooder

    Oh yep, she layed her first one this morning yippee!!! It just seemed like mating before laying eggs seemed odd for some reason, but then mating 10 times a day doesn't seem reasonable either!

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