breeding roosters??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hdowden, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    is there ever a time when a rooster becomes infertile and you should stop breeding him because you never get any viable hatching eggs?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    We've got an old feller that 6 years old and still going strong. That said, he's done. He's produced youngsters better than he, so we've no need for him any longer. The answer to your question is fuzzy, because it depends on the health and vigor of the individual, of course. Yes, age catches up with them, for certain.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012

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