Getting ready to breed

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BrianT, May 9, 2011.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    North FL
    I now have a Favorelle rooster. I have a brood pen and would like to isolate the two of them and try for babies. Sometimes I don't think he is getting any fertilizing done because he seems to quit trying. How long should I leave them together in hopes that she will have fertile eggs? Thanks.
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    If the cockerel is not mating her the eggs aren't fertile. Put them together & watch to see if he's mating. The sure fire method would be to crack the egg open & look for the bulls eye in the yolk. Sounds like he's to young. My rooster is like a sex maniac. He's got 11 girlfriends & he keeps the eggs fertile.

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