Rooster age

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

  1. bamachick

    bamachick Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
    bamachick:)
     
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    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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