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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alaskachick, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. alaskachick

    alaskachick Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Wasilla, Alaska
    My Cuckoo Maran roo is 20 weeks old. He now has 3 syllables of his cockle doodle do... (err err errrr). He has not attempted to mate the chickens yet. He has 11 at his disposal. They don't lay yet, they are 19 weeks old. What age does a roo usually start the process? Do I have a enuch or something?
  2. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    You don't need a roo for hens to lay. I'm guessing they just aren't ready yet.
  3. 500592

    500592 In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2009
    when the hens start to lay he will mate

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