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Ok I have a mating question. How old before a cockerel starts fertilizing not just mounting? I'm just curious if some of my chicks to be could be Bob's or is they are all spitz babies.
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Originally Posted by Chicken girl 15 View Post

Ok I have a mating question. How old before a cockerel starts fertilizing not just mounting? I'm just curious if some of my chicks to be could be Bob's or is they are all spitz babies.

Gritsar on here says 8 months old. 

 

You can check for fertility before setting eggs. I doubt a rooster is mounting a hen and wasting his time. 

 

I had a cousin Bob once and he had kids all over the place so if your rooster is like cousin they may ALL be Bobs?  :lau

 

One point to note that roosters have a part in an egg being healthy too. You can't blame it all on the hen, your incubating skills etc. etc. when they don't hatch well. :/

 

I had an aunt and uncle and ALL their kids were nuts! :lau    When he was told it might be in his genes he switched from Wranglers to Levies.  :lau

 

Seriously if Bob is a problem perhaps you can lock him up by himself for a week or two.  

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Ok I have a mating question. How old before a cockerel starts fertilizing not just mounting?
how old is Bob ?


This is my personal opinion ..if a Rooster is Mounting he is probably fertilizing ...

 if the hormones tell them to mount ...and mate ....to me that indicates ...they are fertile ..

Rooster pipes dont take as long to mature as hen pipes ..

Your eggs are fertilized ? it is probably a mix of the 2 roosters you have .

sperm stays in the hen for about 3 weeks ...

 

Scotty took on Papa Lucky yesterday ...the first time Ive seen this ..He took the fight to him ...

It looked like a Draw to me ...however after.. Lucky chased Scotty around ..so I guess he won the contest ..

Lucky - is heavier & shorter

 

Scotty is taller and Lighter

My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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Hey so who knows of any swaps coming up in the hudson valley area besides the chickenstock. looking to attend all i can this year

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This is my personal opinion ..if a Rooster is Mounting he is probably fertilizing ...
 if the hormones tell them to mount ...and mate ....to me that indicates ...they are fertile ..
Rooster pipes dont take as long to mature as hen pipes ..
Your eggs are fertilized ? it is probably a mix of the 2 roosters you have .
sperm stays in the hen for about 3 weeks ...

Scotty took on Papa Lucky yesterday ...the first time Ive seen this ..He took the fight to him ...
It looked like a Draw to me ...however after.. Lucky chased Scotty around ..so I guess he won the contest ..
Lucky - is heavier & shorter



Scotty is taller and Lighter

Bob is around 10 months. Sweet I might end up with some Bob babies.
post #52066 of 56156
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Originally Posted by Gramma Chick

This is my personal opinion ..if a Rooster is Mounting he is probably fertilizing ...
Bob is around 10 months. Sweet I might end up with some Bob babies.

Oh yes there are probably some there ...

 

Did you post this Feed Source before ?

I called they are not organic

Arcangeli Feeds Burdett ny...

 

 Nutty is not open for business right now ..so we are looking for another organic feed place ..

that does not cost a arm & a leg


Edited by Gramma Chick - 4/25/16 at 2:02pm
My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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post #52067 of 56156
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Hey so who knows of any swaps coming up in the hudson valley area besides the chickenstock. looking to attend all i can this year

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SloansvilleSwap/?ref=bookmarks

 

This one is in Schoharie County.  You just missed the one for this month as it was held yesterday.  I believe the next one is on May 22nd.

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1 sheltie, 4 cats, 1 standardbred horse, over 100 chickens, 17 ducks, 16 turkeys, 2 geese
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post #52068 of 56156
Does anyone know where I can get composting worms (red wigglers) for free or cheap in the cny area? I hate throwing away kitchen scraps but don't have the discipline (or the stomach, really - those maggots are too much) to turn the compost barrel all the time.
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Does anyone know where I can get composting worms (red wigglers) for free or cheap in the cny area? I hate throwing away kitchen scraps but don't have the discipline (or the stomach, really - those maggots are too much) to turn the compost barrel all the time.

 

If you don't add meat by products you shouldn't have maggots. My compost piles don't. Perhaps you're not composting properly. 

 

There are many books JUST one composting and methods. I would think a day or two of not turning wouldn't hurt much. 

 

If you have the room a nice pallet made compost pile would be good. Just google and see the designs. 

PLEASE NOTE I MAY QUOTE YOU BUT MAY NOT BE DIRECTING COMMENTS TO YOU. 

 

NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

Pictures and comments are merely suggestions. No one idea works for everyone. ; ) 

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PLEASE NOTE I MAY QUOTE YOU BUT MAY NOT BE DIRECTING COMMENTS TO YOU. 

 

NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

Pictures and comments are merely suggestions. No one idea works for everyone. ; ) 

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post #52070 of 56156
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Does anyone know where I can get composting worms (red wigglers) for free or cheap in the cny area? I hate throwing away kitchen scraps but don't have the discipline (or the stomach, really - those maggots are too much) to turn the compost barrel all the time.
at TSC you can buy compost helper. It gets everything breaking down . I don't use it because my chickens turn my compost pile for me and I don't use any chemicals on the property.
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