rooster mating age?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickeneer45, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. chickeneer45

    chickeneer45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2012
    at what age can roosters start mating with chickens?

    also, would it be terrible if a rooster mated with its sister or mother? (is that possible?)
  2. OnewChook

    OnewChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Arooster can mate with any Female whether it being its Mother, It sister even a duck!! Its Age can be any. A single cockeral may start mounting pullets at 10 weeks while it takes others a while.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Normal around here is 15-16 weeks for cockerels to begin "attempting" to mate - but I have older hens and they aren't too accommodating to the new boys.

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