Roosters & Mating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mountain Sunshine, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age do rooster usually start mating. We have two roosters and 4 hens. 2 hens are a yr old and the other 2 hens are 5 months old. The Roosters are also 5 months old. I was curious at about what age this starts.
     
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  2. LaSombra

    LaSombra Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
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    Quote:soon! about the same age as the girls start laying. It all started about the same time in our coop [​IMG]
     
  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo was ready about 5 mos but the girls were not. He was hatched 7/20/09 they didn't start breeding until 6 mos or so and the older chicks were 7mos.

    They didn't start laying until after he started breeding with them. I don't think it was coincidence, I think they were of age and ready to lay eggs and he recognized it!

    Caroline
     
  4. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our roosters haven't even showed any signs of mating yet. Thank you...I will be waiting...!
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Should be any minute now. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh goody ...waiting patiently [​IMG]
     

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