Johnn

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

JodyJo

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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...

 

Johnn

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the hens ages all range from 1 to 5 years old
 

JodyJo

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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?
 

Johnn

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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...
 

JodyJo

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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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