At what age do roosters start fertilizing eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by UrbanFarmerGreg, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. UrbanFarmerGreg

    UrbanFarmerGreg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of Leghorns that are roughly 5 months old and I have seen them on may occasions 'doing it' she has been laying eggs for about 3 weeks now and I am wondering if the male is man enough? I would like a few more hens so that I can get rid of him as I live in a place where I can get a fine for having the noisy guy.
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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Based on his comb alone he looks "man enough" At 5 weeks he is likely fertilizing the eggs.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Take it to the bank - your eggs are fertile.
     

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