When will my chickens stop mating (in Montana)?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Squeaky's mom, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Squeaky's mom

    Squeaky's mom New Egg

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    How long can I expect my 5 month old chicks to continue mating with each other? And the 2 other hens? We're in Montana, BTW.
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Squeaky's mom :

    How long can I expect my 5 month old chicks to continue mating with each other? And the 2 other hens? We're in Montana, BTW.

    I'm really not understanding what your asking! Your rooster will continue to mate with the hens! They won't stop!

    Missi​
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Its not a phse with chickens-the minute they first mate they are in it for life-all day everyday! you need 1 roo per 8-10 hens to keep everyone at a capatable safe level
     
  4. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm confused. They won't stop mating once they start. You mentioned 5 month olds and then 'others.' How many roosters do you have and how many hens? Are the 'others' really young, to where you'd need to protect them?
     
  5. Squeaky's mom

    Squeaky's mom New Egg

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    Oh oops.........We have turkeys and they stop laying & mating in the fall. We also have 1 white Japanese black-tailed bantam rooster, a red star hen & a black star hen. The babies are 9 bantam chicks and 1 turken all about 21 weeks old.[​IMG]
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Chickens don't reproduce in seasons like game birds or turkeys, geese, etc. Chickens mate year-round, though it may slow down in the colder months it certainly won't stop.
     
  7. Jasmine1998

    Jasmine1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will stop when you get rid of the rooster. [​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They'll stop mating in Montana when you move them out of Montana, and then they will continue to mate wherever they are.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Oh, I'm so glad somebody else responded the way I fought so hard NOT to respond. [​IMG]
     
  10. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, I'm so glad somebody else responded the way I fought so hard NOT to respond. [​IMG]

    i was gonna say "When the roo is dead." but then with some I've had, I'm not too sure.[​IMG]
     

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