Rooster Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sanchoman, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. sanchoman

    sanchoman Out Of The Brooder

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    How long will a rooster remain a healthy mate for hens? At what age does he stop producing?

    Also, after how long of a roo being in a flock should the eggs begin to be fertile?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Roosters remain fertile for several years, probably as long as they are mating effectively.

    I'm pretty sure eggs are fertile within a day or two.
     

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