How old?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by minna, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old should a cockerel be before he will start fertilizing eggs, or do they have be be a year?
    I have a cockerel in with some hens and another roo. I don't like that roo, so I want to take him out, but I wanted to know how long it will be before he can fertilize the eggs. It's hard to tell if he is topping the hens, b/c he is in with another roo, and not "allowed".
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've seen young roos be successful at 5 months, if they are allowed.

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  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    the youngest i;ve heard of fertilzing eggs is 5 months
     

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