Question about age of female/rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ezgreen, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. ezgreen

    ezgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    I have what I think are 9 girlie Silkies and 1 rooster.

    I had 3 hens and just got 6 more hens (I think) and 1 rooster this week.

    One of the original 3 hens is the only one that lays eggs. She would lay an egg a day.

    Now that a rooster has been introduced to my yard, the silkie that had been laying eggs is the only one that the rooster is "going after".

    Is this because the others are too young? I am not sure of the ages of any of them.
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I have found that any time my girls aren't laying, the rooster won't mate them. Whether that's because they are too young to lay, or moult time.
     
  3. ezgreen

    ezgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I think the others are just too young.
     

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