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I bought a hen for my rooster they mated for 3 days and the rooster disappeared will the hen still lay his eggs and how long till she starts laying eggs could someone help me out.
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Welcome to BYC :frow What do you mean, the rooster disappeared? I'm sorry to hear you lost him. Sorry, I have a questions for you, before we can help…

 

How old is your hen? Was she actively laying before and when did she stop?

 

Layers store sperm for 3+ weeks after a successful mating, so if she's laying, or starts laying soon, the eggs should be fertile for ± 3-4 weeks. Are you planning to hatch them and have you got an incubator? 

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Hi and welcome to BYC.

 

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The hen is like 9 months what do u recommend me should I let the hen sit on the eggs when she lays them or get a incubator?
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She won't sit on the eggs unless she is broody and that is hormonal, can happen any moment, or never and absolutely everything in-between. Different hens and breeds are all different and it's impossible to predict broodiness, unless you have a Silkie. If life gives those birds lemons, they'll try to hatch them. Sometimes when you leave the eggs in the nest, a hen will go broody and hatch them, but the odds are pretty low. I've had only had some success with that over the years. If you really want to hatch the eggs, I'd suggest you get an incubator, but first she needs to start laying again. When last did she lay an egg?

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Welcome to Backyard chickens. What breed is your hen?

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