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

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    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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