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rooster age

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ladyride, May 10, 2011.

  1. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
    I am startinga flock from chicks raising buff orpingtons & blue orpingtons. I have 1 rooster but golly gee whiz don't have a clue how old a roo has to be before he is active so to speak for reproduction ? can someone help me out. thanks
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:is he crowing? thats a of your peace is ending soon! haha depends on the type of bird too. My BO roo was mating but I never saw him. he was 1 yrs old before I figured out my eggs had been fertile for a LONG time...18-20 ks I would say but thats just a guess as all birds are different...
  3. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I would imagine a rooster would be fertile once he's been crowing a few months, at the minimum.[​IMG]

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