When is a young Roo capable of fertilization??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Half-a-dozen, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Roo is now 17 weeks old. Today was the first time I caught him on top of one of my older hens. I don't know when he started this behaviour, but is he capable of fertilizing eggs at this age??? And if so would they be ok to hatch??? (I have a Broody)...... [​IMG]
     
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:17 weeks? Thats a little over 4 months. He'll be shooting wild at first, but yes, he can do his duty once he gets it right.
     

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