over achievers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hillschicks, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Songster

    Jul 17, 2012
    Good news to anyone who cares... September 25th we got our boy duke (buff brahma) and 2 barred rocks... Now 4 and a half months later duke is already crowing and trying to mount his women... And one of the barred rocks are already laying!! As a general rule we assume about 5 and a half months before they lay, apparently we got some over achievers

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    24 Weeks is just the average. Some pullets start earlier and some later. Congrats on your eggs! As for the roo's behaviour... I've had 8-week-old roosters trying their luck with the hens! And I've heard of roosters crowing very early, if you can call it crowing...
    Sounds like your flock is doing very well so far [​IMG]

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