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He has his Cockadoodledoo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tazcat70, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    How long after a rooster crows will he be able to fertilize? He is a bantam and about 17 weeks old.

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    Thanks,

    Tonya
     
  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Roosters are typically able to fertilize starting around 15 weeks old.
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    can you watch him out the window or something and see if he is "getting the job done"?
    He shouldnt do it with you around but if you can spot him from another spot that should be a good indicator....
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    So when he starts making hens to squat then he is most likely doing his manly duties?

    Cool! Thanks!

    Tonya
     

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