IS MY ROOSTER TOO OLD OR TOO MILD?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Beekissed, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    I inherited a RIR rooster of unknown age from my sister who had inherited it from someone else. He does a lot of hopping around and posturing but I have rarely seen him mount a hen and when he does it doesn't look quite effective. I am going to shop around for a bigger, younger man for the ladies but meanwhile, I have a hen going broody and I don't know if the eggs will be fertilized with this roo'. If she goes broody once does this mean she will be likely to be broody again at a later date, when I am more prepared to have good chicks? She is a young Black Austrolorpe. Can one order fertilized eggs from a hatchery and place them under a hen? I want very much for the boys to see young biddies hatched naturally! [​IMG]
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

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    You might be surprised about the rooster getting the job done. If your hen starts to set, wait a week or so, then candle them, you will know if they are fertile by then.
     

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