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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

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    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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