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Rooster questions and Egglaying questions -

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sky bird, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. sky bird

    sky bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster question -

    Today, ( December 32 ) one of my rooster's were trying to mate with one of my hens. He is only 5 months old. Is this normal? Should they be doing this when they are older?

    I'm expecting my roosters to start crowing any day now although I will have to give two of my roosters away because of them fighting.


    Egglaying question -

    When are my hens supposed to start laying eggs? They are five months old. In the summer or what?

    Thanks for any help ~

    - Ashley
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Five months is usually around when most breeds reach maturity. The roosters tend to reach it first. So the hens should start to lay in a couple of weeks or when the days start to lenghten or maybe hold off until closer to spring.
     
  3. sky bird

    sky bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright. Thank you for the help. So my hens might start laying before spring you think? Hmm ... I'll keep a close eye on them. :)
     

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