To young to breed

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by darin367, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to start over after a coon attack last winter.. My new flock was hatched christmas, so roughly 14 weeks old.. The 2 roos i kept started crowing last week and the flock leader started mating a hen this morning.... and yes, he knew what he was doing!!! This seems way to young for the hens.....
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    In this case, assume that the chickens know more about it than you do. The hens will not lay eggs until their bodies are ready for it.
     
  3. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING OREGON BLUE..... i never asked a thing about egg laying!!!!!! i've just never seen roo's or hens start mating so young, and was wondering if this was normal or if, like my experience this was early!!!
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Young yes. It may have more to do with dominance than sex.
     
  5. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually you have an option...... take it or leave it. [​IMG]
     

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