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how old does a rooster need to be to be sexualy mature?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by th_roster, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. th_roster

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    I have five rodeIsland red roosters when will they be able to mate with [a hen";
     
  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member 8 Years

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    My Amberlink started when he was 15 weeks old!

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  3. pgpoultry

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    Usually about 4 months before they start to 'work',

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    my RIR's took about 4 months
     
  5. th_roster

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    As I posted I have five RIR roosters. One of the rooster that I have called tom has sterted to become a little protective over the ladies. I also have a hen that I call Henzilla due to her aggesive nature. What I would like to do is stick her and tom in a cage so that They can .........[​IMG]. Even though Henzilla can be a real B***ch she is also a very loving bird if she knows that you are suppose to be in the coop. She will jump up on your lap. My question is is it safe to put these to chickens together in a cage. And will their chicks have the same protective and aggesive personality as thier parents?[​IMG]
     
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