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at which age can a roo fertilize eggs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stone_family3, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At which age can a hen have her first brood?

    Bruno and Mei are 15 ish weeks.
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'dd like to know too?
     
  3. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Roosters, depending on breed, often get pretty randy around 9 months of age, but their "skill" improves with age. A mature rooster is usually a better breeder and a more gentle and skillful one as well.

    Pullets rarely go broody, (again!!! this is breed dependent) until they are around a year old, if they are going to go broody at all.
     
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks, these are barred rock Xs.
     

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