How do you get your rooster to like one of your Hens?

Sneebsey

Songster
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I know she is not infertile I use to have another rooster and she had chicks about 2 years ago with that rooster. Penning together how long do I leave them together?

How old is she? As birds age, their ability to produce healthy offspring will diminish, just as with humans.

What's your ratio regarding males:females. Most males can cover 8-12 females comfortably, but some breeds and individuals can have difficulty with so many, or even need more.
 

ChickenLeg

Crowing
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I have a 6yo hen whos still fertile, but at 5 years old she could be pressing her luck. How old is the rooster they can become infertile sooner than hens. Have you tested him over another hen to insure he is fertile? You can aways artificially inseminate her with his sperm.

Also I never run more than 8 hens over 1 rooster to insure fertility. 1 rooster over 20 hens is alot to cover lol.
 

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