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what age is a cockerel fertile?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by liz allen, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. liz allen

    liz allen In the Brooder

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    Hi all
    at what age is a cockerel fertile?
    my black orpington boys are 6 months and are really interrested in the older ladies. [​IMG]
    Would any eggs be fertile?
     

  2. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Songster

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    My Own Realm!!!
    mine stated getting interested when he was about 6 months old. maybe a bout another month or so![​IMG]
     
  3. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Songster

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    Mine I think is a late bloomer, he just started doing the deed about 2 weeks ago and he is 8 months:) [​IMG] of course, he doesn't crow either. Only heard him a few times and that was when a hawk was circling the run!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they can do the 'deed', they are there already.
     

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