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14 week old roo mating?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksinthemachine, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is starting to do his "thing" with a couple of the girls. Not sure if he is just practicing or actually succeding, my ? is if he is doing his "job" correctly will the hens first eggs be fertile?
     
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  2. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] My 3 year old wanted me to post this.LOL Seriously can they do that at that age?
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    He can try. Mine started practicing around 10 weeks old. They haven't figured out how to hold on longer than 2 seconds though, and it takes five seconds to accomplish the task. [​IMG] If he succeeds and your hens are laying, then yes the eggs could be fertile; but at 14 weeks old sounds like you have a couple of more weeks before your hens start to lay.
     
  4. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guy is 16 weeks. He already has a favorite he trys with. But she is not ready and fights him off. He is just like any other teen male. [​IMG]

    He does do the wing dance, I love to sit out side the run and just watch him do his little dance.
     
  5. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 wanting the same ones(2) and they are teases they go back and forth, next comes the fighting which right now is cute.
     

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