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Rooster fertility question?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bugglesmommy, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    My white silky rooster is 9 years old. I just put 3 Polish pullets with him. They are not quite laying yet. Will he be able to fertilize the eggs or is he to old? His silky mates have already passed on from old age but he started acting like a spring chick when the new ladies came.
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe, he is kind of on the old side. The only way to know for sure is to wait and see if the eggs become fertile.
     

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