How old is too old?
post #1 of 2
2/5/16 at 5:49pm
Breeders, at what age do you pull your drakes and hens from your breeding flock? I've got a wonderful Silver Appleyard drake but he's getting older. I'm concerned about his fertility this spring. One of my hens is getting up there as well and I know her egg production has dropped considerably since her first season.
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post #2 of 2
2/5/16 at 7:47pm
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Good question. Is there a threshold parameter for percentage of viable eggs that makes the difference between pulling them or not?