old Silkie rooster and fertilty

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken crazed 1o1, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I have a friend who has 4-5 year old Silkie Rooster he is yes big and 1 of his hens went broody sitting on 15 eggs and ALL OF Them were INFERTILE I am wondering if there is a way of getting him back in to being fertile or preventing this from happening again . Thank you
     
  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well they can try to shave around the roosters vent along with the hens. Try trimming his crest also. That will make the mating easier. If that doesnt work, he may just be to old. Then theres nothing for you to do.
     
  3. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could also be related to feed but if no other roosters are having the same fertility issues then you should be able to rule that out.
    Also some roo's will favor one hen ind if you are not getting her eggs then there may not be anything left for the others.
     
  5. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well my friend only has 1silkie hen he keeps them as a pair in his coop
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Good quality vitamins for both hen and cock...along with trimming.
     

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