What age will a rooster mate

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrstrouty, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. mrstrouty

    mrstrouty Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2012
    Hi, can anyone tell me at what age a rooster will start to mate?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Depends on a lot of variables. Breed, individual maturity, flock dynamics and so forth.

    Our Rhode Island Cockerels was jumping the pullets this morning. He's not even 5 months old. But, he's big for his age and the cock of the walk, so it figures.

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