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How old till rooster is fertile?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by intownfarm, May 30, 2007.

  1. intownfarm

    intownfarm In the Brooder

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    I have a mixed breed banty rooster chick and was wondering how old does he have to be before he is fertile? He just started crowing this weekend. He is such a hoot around the grown hens. He is the only boy in the flock and is really strutting his stuff.

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  2. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

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    It probably won't be long now. Once they start to crow and there are hens around he should be interested. I don't know if he will feritilise any hens tho. It might be awhile for him to get the hang of things. I would suggest a year by now he should know.
     

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