is a younger rooster better than an older rooster for breeding purposes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MrViskers, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    my current rooster who was hatched December 2010 has not been making the eggs fertile and seems to be less interested in mating shoul i replace with a younger rooster?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I much prefer a 2 or 3 year old rooster. Not a big fan of the over-zealous, incompetent young ones. That said, you may a dud, but you've have to carefully check the eggs to be sure they are infertile. If they are? Yes, you'll have to get another bird, if you wish to breed.

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