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rooster not doing his job?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ninabl, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. ninabl

    ninabl Chirping

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    i have 5 barred rock pullets that are not laying yet. 2 barred rock hens that are laying and 1 barred rock rooster (told be be about 18 months old.) they have all ben living together for 3 or 4 weeks now. i have gone out and gotted two eggs at a time and put them in the incubator. no signs of fertility. have done this a few times and nothing.... iis the rooster not doing his job? is he gay? how long does it take for a roo to knock up a hen? thanks
     

  2. Tiss

    Tiss Songster

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    I think there must be dud roosters out there. My 18-mo old SLW roo appears to be doing his duty, but I tried to incubate 11 eggs and every last one was a dud. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011
  3. kerrysmommy

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    i would have to say give them time it coud take a while for them to get the hang of this new duty lol
     
  4. Poo On My Shoe's

    Poo On My Shoe's In the Brooder

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  5. ninabl

    ninabl Chirping

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    wow thanks
     

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