Rooster age

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bamachick, May 22, 2008.

  1. bamachick

    bamachick In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2008
    I think I have read that a rooster can live 6-8 years. But I don't know how long they can be fertile. Do they slow down, stop or continue on until they die of old age?
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

    Jan 31, 2007
    NE Washington
    The experts say, that a rooster is best when young for fertility, life span depends on alot of factors but 6-8 would be common. I'd give em at least 3years before you bring in a new one . And or if fertility drops.
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Not sure here. But I will send a [​IMG]

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