Estimate on when he will be "ready"?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sillychicks123, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. sillychicks123

    sillychicks123 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2013
    Hey BYC members! I have a 5 and 1/2 month old silkie rooster who is crowing like crazy and is just starting to do his funny little dance and herd the other ladies in the coop. Any estimates on when he will be able to start fertilizing eggs? Or is he already mature enough to, but its just a matter of when he actually will? Any estimates? Thanks!
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Sounds like he is mature enough so if he has enough confidence, he will probably start soon. Silkies sometimes have too much "fluff" so can't get the job done very well and AI is called for, but hopefully that won't be the case for you.

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