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older hen with a younger mate

Post by Jodie » Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:35 pm

I have heard not to introduce a younger male with an older hen, is this correct? Will they still breed if there is a pair set up with an older hen? Does anyone know about what age a hen does not produce any more eggs? Thanks for your help!

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Post by ringneck » Fri Dec 31, 2004 3:51 am

That’s not true. It’s probably an old wife’s tale. Just keep in mind that a hen is a hen and will kill any male if she does not approve of him. Just keep an eye out if you do place them together. I would even and highly recommend placing them side by side for two weeks in two separate cages. This gives them plenty of time to adjust to each other with out physical contact.

Once you do decide to place them together just keep an eye out for how they interact. Some Ringnecks can be housed together year round while others need to have their own space. Each bird is different.

Hope this helps & Happy New Year :wink:

Best wishes,

I.C.

Jodie

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Post by Jodie » Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:14 pm

Does anyone know about what age a hen does not produce any more eggs? Thanks for your help!

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Post by ringneck » Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:39 am

You know that’s a very good question. I remember reading and article that said something that a female Ringneck has been recorded breeding well into her 50’s. I wish I could find the article, but if this is true it would be really amazing. I have not known any Ringnecks that have been used as breeders for that long or Ringnecks that have enjoyed a long life. Most usually die for accidents or disease. :cry:

Hope this helps! :wink:

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Jodie

Post by breeding age cutoff » Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:07 pm

Gosh! That is awful 50! Poor things, I could even imagine! I remember reading something indicating successful breeding into their thirties, but was not for sure. Thanks!

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