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can my rooster fertilize eggs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by carmen chicks, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. carmen chicks

    carmen chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 3, 2011
    My Rhode island red rooster is 16 weeks old and i am wondering is he old enough to fertilize eggs. He crows every morning.
  2. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    The Coop :)
    Im not exacally sure.... physically he probably could, but if he doesnt "mount" your hens your not gunna have fertilized eggs. But if you have hens the same age, when they start laying eggs, he'll start being able to fertilize them. Thats my best guess! Good Luck!
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    He's fertile as soon as he's able to mount successfully.

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