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Rooster fertility

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CrimsonTide248, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. CrimsonTide248

    CrimsonTide248 Songster

    Aug 11, 2008
    Bay Minette
    At what age doea a rooster become fertile? Do roosters or hens become fertile first?

  2. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    Rooster are fertile first. When they crow is a good sign of maturity.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Roosters can become fertile about 16-18 weeks of age, in my experience. Crowing isn't necessarily a sign of fertility since I've had them crow at five days old, seven days old, two weeks old, etc, etc.

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