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I have 2 silkie hens that were with my old rooster, I sold him a little over 1 month ago. I just got a new black silkie rooster, that put with them. He is mature, so he knows what to do. Can I be sure at this point that any eggs that they lay will have been fathered by the new rooster? Both girls started laying a week ago.
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I believe that a hen can stay fertile for up to 3 weeks after mating.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Yep, at this point I'd feel very confident that the new guy would be the babies daddy. I wait about a month when I swap roosters.
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Cool! That makes me very happy! I just gave the coop a thorough cleaning and I trimmed everybody's bums, so they should have no problems mating! I am well on my way to producing some nice paint chicks!

Thanks for the help!
Edited by Bryam - 2/1/16 at 5:24pm
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Yep, at this point I'd feel very confident that the new guy would be the babies daddy. I wait about a month when I swap roosters.

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