How old the Bantam rooster is mature to breed hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yook2000, May 9, 2011.

  1. yook2000

    yook2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 15, 2010
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    I have some 1 years old bantam hens. They have laid eggs for around 6 months. Now I want to breed some chickens and going to buy a mature rooster. I found one Bantam ameraucana rooster in my local area. While I don't know if he is old enough to fertilize the eggs. Can anybody give me some advice and tell me how old the rooster is best for breed.? Thank you.
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Look for a rooster that is at least 6months old. They are often fertile before this, but may not be impressive enough for the hens to decide they will let him mate before that.
     

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