how old rooster to mate

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken42626, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have to 2 hens and 1 rooster I got my rooster in April last year is he ready to make my flock bigger and how can you tell a egg have a chick inside
     
  2. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your roo old enough to mate, most definately. How can you tell if there is a chick inside? Have you had a hen that refused to leave the nest for 21 days? If so, you likely have a chick. If not, you don't. Eggs have to be incubated for a chick to start growing. It doesn't just spontaneously start on it's own.
     
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    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. chicken42626

    chicken42626 Out Of The Brooder

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    i use to have 3 hens one passed away due to health and my rooster I think mate her she would not lay a egg would he mate the other to hens
     

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