Pullets

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MBar Chickens, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. MBar Chickens

    MBar Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    when can my pullets be bred
     
  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    once she starts laying.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Not sure what you mean by bred? Pullets start laying from 23 weeks or so on. A rooster and hens/pullets can be kept together at any age or close to POL./ Point of Lay. A rooster is needed at that point on if you want fertile eggs to hatch by incubator or broody hen. Roosters deposit their semen when mating hens and it is received early in eggs that are developing inside the hen. A hen can remain with fertility of the roosters for upto 3 weeks. Only way to know if an egg is fertile is to crack a few into a dish and look for the fertile disc or to incubate and candle at 5 to 7 days.
     
  4. MBar Chickens

    MBar Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you all the rooster has be mounting one of my RIR pullets
     

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