How Long?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CheshieChick13, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. CheshieChick13

    CheshieChick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just out of curiosity, about how many years does a rooster last in a breeding flock? I know with hens it's a few years till their fertility rates drop. What about roosters though? I have tried to research the answer to this question with no luck [​IMG]

    Thanks!
    ~Steph
     
  2. dawnchick

    dawnchick Out Of The Brooder

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    In the end it depends on the individual. Just and there are 10 year old hens laying eggs, there are 10 year old roosters fathering chicks. Probably older, in both cases.

    I believe roosters last longer than hens, in reference to fertility, though.
     

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