When Will The Pullets "Allow" Fertilization?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MesMama, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. MesMama

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    So my littles are all 14 weeks and the boys are trying to do their "thing" and the ladies are like, um NO THANK YOU SIR! They squawk like crazy until they're released. So I'm just wondering when they will start allowing the process to happen?
     

  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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    They usually allow it when they get closer to laying. Often weeks before the first egg they will start squatting for the roosters. They might not like it all the time after that but they generally don't care.
     
  3. MesMama

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    Oh my. So we have awhile yet of them fighting it then :/ Yikes! Lol
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Yeah, up to ten weeks. As long as they aren't getting hurt, it should be ok.
     
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