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Roo mating pullets before they lay ????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by highmountainchick, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. highmountainchick

    highmountainchick In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2008
    I have a mean EE Roo that is mating the pullets and they haven't even started laying yet. Is this normal? Or can he tell whick ones are about to start laying the soonest? Is there chicken wisdom here that I don't know about?
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Normal. Don't worry.
  3. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Songster

    Nov 23, 2007
    Claiborne County Tn.
    they know it's a female, and thats all they need to know
  4. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    Normally pullets start squatting to accept a roo's mating behaviour before they start laying. Don't worry.
  5. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    About how many weeks old is the roo when he will start trying to mate?
  6. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    West Central Wisconsin
    I have a 14 week old Banty roo that is taking hold of Banty girls also 14 weeks old, he tried it with my 14 week old Buff Cochin and she did not appreciate him, so I guess it is normal.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I had 7 week old Welsummers play-mating the girls so yep, quite normal.

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