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    Breeding your pullet

    Whats the youngest you can put a pullet into breeding?

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    Re: Breeding your pullet

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbithatch View Post
    Whats the youngest you can put a pullet into breeding?
    After she's a Hen.........

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    Re: Breeding your pullet

    I'll say when she is mature and laying a nice egg. I think she's as good for breeding at 1 year old. I had a pullet that hatched out in the yard when she was 7 months old. One of her stags win 12 fights.

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    Re: Breeding your pullet

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    I'll say when she is mature and laying a nice egg. I think she's as good for breeding at 1 year old. I had a pullet that hatched out in the yard when she was 7 months old. One of her stags win 12 fights.
    I used 4 pullets of your mugs senior LaBlue and have nice looking, healthy chicks in pen right now.

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    Re: Breeding your pullet

    The first few eggs are usually small and often misshaped. After that your good to go.

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    Re: Breeding your pullet

    If you have a good way of basic understanding in selection, breeding the pullet for mass production maybe difficult but not impossible.

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    Re: Breeding your pullet

    Thanks for the input!!! Much apreciated

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    Re: Breeding your pullet

    I stay away from pullet breeding. Only reason is there eggs are smaller and in my thinking small egg small fowl

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    Re: Breeding your pullet

    I agree. Smaller eggs, smaller fowl.

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    Re: Breeding your pullet

    Maybe that is one reason I like pullets. Smaller stags. Most of mine are in the upper 5's. I breed my old cocks with them and younger cocks and stags occasionally over the old hens.

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    Re: Breeding your pullet

    I generally only breed from 2nd year hens and up. I like to see how the pullets mature before breeding into them. I hen hatch all my biddies. But usually leave the last clutch for the hen herself to hatch. I have found from experience not all pullets make good broodies. Some will flat out kill everything they hatch the first go round. Not all but some. By the next year they are most times fine. if not I cull them.

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