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What age can roosters fertilize eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mener6896, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. mener6896

    mener6896 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 week old roosters (3) but 2- 19 week old hens that have already started laying, at what age should I be concerned about fertilized eggs?

    just an FYI, I also have 29 other 10 week old hens. I know they aren't close to laying yet.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are capable somewhere between 16 and 18 weeks old, but they sometimes have to get the technique right to really produce fertile eggs with the girls. Took my rooster 5 months, he was so laid back, even though he was 11 months old when I put him with them.
     

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