When does a rooster become adolescent

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lrayle, May 24, 2016.

  1. lrayle

    lrayle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age does a rooster get into his hormones
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually about 4 or 5 months,but can be very cocky,fake humping starting at about 2-3 months old.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I've seen some get randy around 2 weeks, while others are more like four or five months - some breeds seem to "mature" in that way quicker than others. I'm not sure at what age fertility comes into play.
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fetilization comes into play at about that time.4-5 months is sexual maturity.
     

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