Willa rooster mate a pullet if she's not laying yet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pampered Chicken, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Pampered Chicken

    Pampered Chicken Songster

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    Or does this mean she's laying or will be soon?
     

  2. froggie71

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  3. jafo

    jafo Songster

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    They kinda know when it's "time". Our roo is probably 6 weeks older than the girls, and he pampered and coddled them til they were about 18 weeks, then he put his foot down. They started laying at 20 - 21 weeks. He's still a gentleman, but what he wants he gets. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Pampered Chicken

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    Quote:Thanks. I just saw my polish roo mate my silkie who's about 22 weeks. So maybe she's close.
     

  5. My cochin rooster has been mating with hens for months, I finally got the first egg 2 days ago.
     
  6. fla_native

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    Quote:LOL! Same here. A good rooster will mate with pretty much any hen that is too slow to get away.....heck, our beagle is even nervous around our roos!
     
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  7. frogs n chickens

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    Yes he will; My roo mates first thing upon leaving the coop and over and over throughout the day. 8 hens and 1 lucky roo.
     

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