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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    How can i tell if my rooster has been mating my chickens?
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what age are they? you really can't tell after the fact, as far as I know, you have to see them doing it...

    If they are older than 15 weeks, they are doing it...

    you will know for certain, here is a shot of one of my roos with my silkie/cochin mix...

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  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    the hens ages all range from 1 to 5 years old
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, well then they are doing the deed, if you have roosters....and none have gone broody and hatched any little ones?
    Are you sure you have a rooster? Sorry if that is insulting...but surely you would have seen this happen by now?
     
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  6. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    yes i have seen him doing it but only once or twice and when my chickens go broody they are never fertile apart from this year one was but i accidentley smashed it and last year another hen stood on it and all the rest just explode on the hens...
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is the rooster shooting blanks? lol....maybe you need a new one, he is 5 also?
     
  8. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    he will be about 6 and a half
     
  9. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he may not be of producing age any longer...I am new to all this, I know there is someone else out there with the answer. Maybe you can post a new post with this exact question, how long a rooster is still productive...good luck, I will be eager to see the answer.
     

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