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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or does this mean she's laying or will be soon?
     
  2. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. jafo

    jafo Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Pampered Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

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

    fla_native Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    frogs n chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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