7 year old rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrbuch, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. mrbuch

    mrbuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can any one tell me if my rooster is to old to make a fertile egg
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Just as hens decline in fertility as they age, so do the males. At age 7, it is quite likely his best days are well behind him. Check the fertility of a random sample of eggs. Look for the bullseye.
     
  3. mrbuch

    mrbuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid of that the reason I asked is because I have a turkey that we always thought it was a tom until she started laying eggs well we have no tom and she is sitting on 14 eggs so I was wondering if she would sit on chicken eggs
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    X2 on the decline of fertility at this age.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. mrbuch

    mrbuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info I thought he was to old to help I have a turkey sitting on 14 unfertile eggs I thought she might sit on chicken eggs instead any thoughts on that
     
  6. mrbuch

    mrbuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you glad to be here
     
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  8. mrbuch

    mrbuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info and I will check that out
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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