rooster mounting pullets

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Suess hens, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does this mean that I will have eggs soon?
    I have seen him in the past kind of try, but today while I was in the garden with them he was doing his deed; and the girls were not happy about it.
     
  2. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could have eggs soon, but a rooster mounting a pullet will have nothing to do with that. Hens (or Pullets) don't need a rooster to lay eggs.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    When the girls stop complaining and start squatting with just a look from the rooster, that's when you can really start looking forward to the eggs.
     
  4. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I don't need the rooster...but I have been waiting 23 weeks now for eggs...I want eggs, was hoping this was a sign.
    For my non-crowing 18 week old rooster, I was happy, showed he really was a boy. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Mr. Frizzles Hen House

    Mr. Frizzles Hen House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started laying at 23 weeks. My rooster starting doing the same thing only a week, two at the most before hand. Not sure if it was a sign, but they sure did seem to go have something to do with each other:)
     
  6. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just keep looking for any sign. I have seen squating, color changes, one talks a lot, then I heard some song out of one of them yesterday (with nothing in the nest). Then I saw my rooster, in what seemed totally random, mount (for better lack of words) my poor Nelly (she was the one that I didn't think would make it as a baby). Someone has been doing some nest time. Two of my nests have had someone sitting in them, even made nice indentations and looks like nests.
    Well, I will go out to the coop again tonight, not hoping for anything more than a golf ball, but will see what I find.
    Thanks Mr. Frizzle, I will try to tell myself one more week to help keep my hopes down a bit longer (you know so I won't get frustrated when nothing is there)
     
  7. RobotChicken

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    Quote:Don't be dissapointed then when you come home and find the golf balls missing!!!!!!!
     
  8. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Don't be dissapointed then when you come home and find the golf balls missing!!!!!!!

    Missing? Will they eat them?
    I know I have found them kicked out before. The first time I put them back, since then I have removed them from that box. I thought maybe they discovered my trick and were shunning the balls.
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Sure signs of getting ready to lay are combs and wattles getting red and the girls start squatting.
     
  10. RobotChicken

    RobotChicken Chicken TV Addict

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    Quote:Don't be dissapointed then when you come home and find the golf balls missing!!!!!!!

    Missing? Will they eat them?
    I know I have found them kicked out before. The first time I put them back, since then I have removed them from that box. I thought maybe they discovered my trick and were shunning the balls.

    No I meant would it be rather disappointing to come home only expecting golf balls, to not even find the golf balls.

    Ok, maybe that would be more confusing than disappointing.
     

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