until what age can a roo mate or fertilize eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jnandrew88, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. jnandrew88

    jnandrew88 In the Brooder

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    I have a roo and i never saw him mating. All of his attempts were unsuccessful. He looks old and i dont know his age. Do old roos stop mating?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Just as with humans or any other animal, it varies from individual to individual. Some roosters become sterile and others have physical problems - overweight, arthritis, massive spurs, etc - that make it more difficult for them to mate. Have you checked any of your eggs to see if they have the 'bulls eye' which indicates fertility.
     
  3. jnandrew88

    jnandrew88 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply. I'll candle the eggs on its day 8 which will be on thursday. I hope it will be fertile.
     

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