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How long can a rooster fertilize eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChicoChickens, May 7, 2009.

  1. ChicoChickens

    ChicoChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    This may sound like a strange question but does anyone know how long a rooster is viable for fertilizing eggs? (Age-wise)

    Thanks!
     
  2. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    Wow, that is a good question......I never even thought of that!

    I wonder if keeping a rooster viable with the right food helps? Like protein for the ladies for egg production.....? What does a roo need to keep him up and running?

    Cheri
     
  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know either! But a roo is a male, so he probably doesnt go bad, like all other men he can probably mate with success til he dies![​IMG]
     
  4. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Life just ain't fair...[​IMG] and still fertile.
     
  5. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    Cheri
     
  6. ChicoChickens

    ChicoChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    That is hilarious! I wondered if it might be that way - able to fertilize until they die... it would be interesting to find out though.
     

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