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could someone answer a question on breeding?

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I have two roosters, and I wanted to breed one of my hens to roo #2, but roo #1 got loose and got to her before I could isolate roo #2 & the hen. So  I've read that the hens are fertile for approx 3 weeks.  If I put this hen with roo #2 now and they do their business, will the offspring be from roo #1 or roo #2?

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For the next 3-5 weeks, they could be from either. There's no way to know.

I've found 3-4 weeks is when fertility begins to drop, but while drying my hens out this spring I discovered some of them remained fertile up too and beyond 4.5 weeks without a rooster.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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