Age of Roo for Mating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by antiquebuff, May 30, 2008.

  1. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    I need to know how old a Roo is before he can mate and does it depend on the breed of the Roo like a hen and the time she begins to lay. Thanks for the help!
  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    I'm not sure, We had a Lt Brama who was getting his grove on at about 16-18 weeks. We also have a Banty D'Uccle who has been observed trying that is only 12-14 weeks.
    But just because there trying doesn't insure they are fertile. we havent checked the fertility from these roosters.

    Anyone else made any observations on the subject?

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