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Ready to lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wheeler Farms Chickens, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Wheeler Farms Chickens

    Wheeler Farms Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2011
    Piedmont, South Dakota
    My rooster mounted a 20 wk old pullet today. Does that mean she is ready to lay eggs?
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Generally, it might mean she's going to lay in the next couple weeks. I see people saying on here all the time that roosters can force the issue no matter the age of the pullets, but in my experience they'll run like crazy until they get within a few weeks of laying and he can't mount them till then.

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