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I keep waiting to hear him crow, my other two are like dueling banjos in the a.m. lol

I will check fertility of my eggs in a week and hope for the best smile.pngsmile.png I want to add two hens from my other pen, will that mess anything up?

In terms of him mating it shouldn't, but the pecking order will be thrown off among the hens and you may see a drop in egg production as they get things settled. I would most definitely crack an egg to check fertility, just in case he's mating them when you don't see it. I've seen my cemani cock mate with a hen maybe once but all the eggs are fertile from that pen so I know he's doing his job even though I don't see it.
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Saw him covering hens today....awkwardly covering them, but fertilizing eggs none the less!!!
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Woohoo!
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