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Will my rooster barred my hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Basschicken, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Basschicken

    Basschicken Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2015
    I'm getting a welsummer rooster tomorrow and the guy said he just got out of molting and doesn't have his tail feathers yet I was wondering is it a guarantee that he will fertilize all of my soon to be hens.i have 6 pullets due to be laying in a month and bye the time the rooster gets out of quarantine they will be laying. The reason I ask is because if I sell the fertile eggs I want to make sure they are fertile . And will molting make him not mate with the hens.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    All my roosters keep right on mating during the molt, they don't seem affected by it like the hens.

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