Roo puberty question!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aliena614, May 28, 2008.

  1. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering when to plan on having fertile eggs! I just got a 6-8wk old RIR roo and need to know when to start leaving eggs in the coop!
     
  2. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone know?
     
  3. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4-6 months is about depending on the breed of roo. Some will mature quicker and some slower. And of course it depends on how old the hens are and whether or not they are accepting his advances.
     
  4. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 5 1 yaer old white rock hens who hopefully want to give me some red rock mutt chickies [​IMG]
     
  5. littlelemon

    littlelemon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started getting reliable fertile eggs (near 100%) when my White Rock roo was about 8 months old. His first spring! [​IMG]

    If you want a White Rock roo for pure White Rock chicks you are welcome to mine. He is healthy and fertile, fed certified organic feed. You can come up and get him for free (I am probably only 40 minutes from you)I am ready to try a different breed of roo to mix with my hens.
    However, you will get sex-linked chicks with the RIR.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2008

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