Age of Fertility in Welsumer Cocrel

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tumbleweed Farm, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My lil 4.5 mos old Welsumer roo has been trying to mate all the older hens for 3 wks now--he either falls off, they run away, LOL. I don't think he is even fertile yet. Does anyone know at what age he may be able to sire chicks?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd say he's almost there. Boys need to be photostimulated to be fertile too. Just like more light spurs egg laying. So maybe after the first of the year to be sure. Or crack an egg and see.
     
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    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Chicken Canoe!
     

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