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What age can roosters fertilize eggs?

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I have 10 week old roosters (3) but 2- 19 week old hens that have already started laying, at what age should I be concerned about fertilized eggs?

just an FYI, I also have 29 other 10 week old hens.  I know they aren't close to laying yet.

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mom to 2 awesome boys (11,13); 1 yellow lab, Lucy; 1 Cavachon, Daisy; 3 barn cats, Polly, Delilah and Samson; and an ever changing number of fuzzy butts!! My darling husband of 14 years thinks I have lost my mind!! But he's the best for building me a beautiful coop!! I'm beginning to think I have a chicken problem...
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They are capable somewhere between 16 and 18 weeks old, but they sometimes have to get the technique right to really produce fertile eggs with the girls. Took my rooster 5 months, he was so laid back, even though he was 11 months old when I put him with them.

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