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Roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by galen, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. galen

    galen Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this is a dumb question but here goes anyway. How old does a young rooster have to be to be servicing?
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they do have very small brains. I'm sure he will get with the program - just needs a little more time and keep talking to him but you need to whisper. [​IMG]
     
  3. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Depends on the individual bird as well as the breed; some develop very quickly and will start doing their duty early on while other mature slowly and don't get around to servicing their ladies for a bit. Usually somewhere between 5-8 months of age.
     

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