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Rooster question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LEOW2012, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. LEOW2012

    LEOW2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 14 hens (rir and gokd sex links) and 1 rooster (BO) that I raised from chicks. They are about 18 weeks old now and havent started laying yet though a few girls are getting nice and red in the face and comb. Today I caught my rooster breeding one of my Rhode islands so I was wondering, does that mean she will start laying soon? Or does that mean shes already laying and Im just not finding it?

    Thanks! Got egg fever over here!

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Really it means she was the one he was able to catch. They are old enough that they should be laying within the next couple of weeks. For the breeds you have 18 weeks is a bit early for laying, but she might have a hidden nest somewhere.
     
  3. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be looking for eggs to show up on the next few weeks. 18 weeks is getting pretty close and being mated by a rooster means they've reached maturity! Great sign!
     
  4. LEOW2012

    LEOW2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    Caught 2 of my girls actually squatting still for the rooster today. Any day any day!

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