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Another mating question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lrayle, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. lrayle

    lrayle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often should a rooster mate I have 5 hens and he is on their back 4 or 5 times a day He is a year old Will he slow down
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Basically a rooster will mate as frequently as he can. ALL males slow down as we get older. [​IMG]

    If he is causing excessive 'wear and tear' on their feathers, you can separate him periodically or invest in hen saddles for the hens. If fertile eggs are your goal, a hen can store sperm and produce viable in excess of 2 weeks after a rooster has been removed.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2014
  3. lrayle

    lrayle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you remove him for how long canyou and will the hens pay the price for it later
     

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