I need help getting my rooster to breed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skylar, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. skylar

    skylar Out Of The Brooder

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    :lauCan any buddy help me with my roosters that way I can get them to breed.[​IMG][​IMG]:thumbsup:old:confused::caf:weee:pop:duc:hit:(
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When they're old enough they'll know what to do.

    If you're going to use that many smilies, you need to put a space in between them so they come up as smilies, not a garbled mess.
     
  3. skylar

    skylar Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats but they are there ages are between 6months and 3 years.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Why do you think they aren't?
     
  5. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Set some eggs, you might be suprised.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think you are just not seeing them mate. Play some Barry White music, LOL. Once a rooster I had took FIVE MONTHS to produce a fertile egg after he was introduced to my girls. Some are just more laid back than others.
     
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  7. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its just the roosters.... I think I see your problem!
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Low light = low fertility.

    Some roosters do take a break this time of the year and aren't as randy as they are in the spring.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:That is so true. I'm sure they are mating, though it may be at a reduced amt. And I notice that my roosters are not quite as amorous right now. The daylight is still decreasing for a bit longer, too. Soon, the days will begin to lengthen somewhat and fertility should be higher. Have you incubated any of the eggs or checked for fertility or do you just think they arent mating the hens?
     
  10. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i agree with everyone else...i have a cochin/serama bantam rooster and he is not that old but i think now since hes not young and his hormones arent raging anymore thats why he isint mating as much as my other 5 roosters....they are young all but one silkie rooster that i got from a friend and they are all mating alot...but not as much as they did in the summer.
     

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