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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by animalover999, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. animalover999

    animalover999 New Egg

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    Hello im new to BYC :)
    Recently my uncle bought two chickens for me , a pullet and a rooster. The rooster is black copper maran and the pullet is white leghorn i guess :D
    Actually i don't have any clue about chickens
    So jz wondering how long would it take my pullet to lay n wts her age :p
    So Im attaching their pics
    Any guesses? :) (any help would be appretiated) thanks.
     
  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Hello and Welcome.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    You'd expect the Leghorn to lay by 24 weeks of age. Her comb will redden up when she is nearing laying age. With only one pullet for the cockerel you may find when he's at sexual maturity she will be a little worse for the wear. You can make her an apron to protect her back or just get a few more pullets to share his love.
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - you will need more hens.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    One rooster can handle 8-10 hens, if he doesn't have enough, he may seriously overbreed & harm your only hen. You don't need a rooster to have eggs. You only need a rooster's services if you want fertile eggs - that can hatch into chicks.
     
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  8. UrbnHalfDzn

    UrbnHalfDzn Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 6 hens and get one egg from each gal everyday. No rooster needed here! We saw our first egg about 6months after they hatched. They will start doing a sort of crouching down or squatting when you go to pet them...when you start seeing that behavior you know you're close to seeing eggs in the nest! One other note. ... since you have a roo...you'll get fertilized eggs..... if you have fertilized eggs. . You can still eat them. .. just collect same time everyday and get them into the refrigerator so they don't start to develop. Welcome to BackYard Chickens! :)
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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