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My 20 week old Brahma Roo is mating.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Eddy Chicken, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock will be 20 weeks on Monday. My Brahma Roo (same age) "sowed his oats" with the RIR today...she let him as she squatted and didn't put up a fight while he finished. Is this a sign that maybe they'll be laying soon?

    He tried on a Light Brahma yesterday and she didn't fight it either.

    Thanks,

    Ed
     
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  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, squatting (for roosters or when humans try to catch them) can be a sign that they'll start laying soon. It isn't always, though; my EE hen started squatting when I tried to catch her a good month before she laid.
     
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  3. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply,

    My flock has a nice coop they all go into willingly at sunset after a day of free ranging. Will they most likely choose to lay their eggs in the coop or may I find eggs almost anywhere? They're like cattle in that I know where they are based on time of day. Are their any tell tale signs that they are going to lay an egg?
     
  4. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    From what I've read elsewhere, Light Brahmas start laying at around 26 weeks.
     

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