Rooster has lost his libido :(

lisafromvermont

In the Brooder
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Mar 5, 2013
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hi everyone!
i'm looking for any information or advice on how to deal with my black copper marans rooster who has not been performing his roosterly duty since the winter. i thought maybe he was not happy being cooped up (he is ~2 and this was our first winter with him), or maybe i wasn't watching them as much and i'be missed seeing any action, but i have not seen him mate anyone since december. we had 15 girls and recently lost 7 to a predator, but now they are all safe and in a secure outdoor run as well as the coop. he was always gentle but now he doesn't feel at all like a rooster (though he still crows) he sleeps in a laying box while the girls are all roosted, and just seems very blase. he did get bad frostbite and still has black ends on his comb. other than that, i have no idea what's going on.
i'd appreciate any advice!
lisa
 

donrae

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Have you checked the eggs for a bullseye, indicating fertility? Older roosters are much better at mating and I hardly ever see my mature guys doing the deed, but all my eggs are fertile.
 
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