1 time mate = 1 fertile egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by imran_uh, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. imran_uh

    imran_uh Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you tell me if a rooster mate with the laying hen 1 time then then how many eggs will be fertile? Only 1 egg or the whole egg laying cycle's eggs?
     
  2. Alabama_boy

    Alabama_boy Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say Only 1 egg . If the whole egg laying cycle's ,you would never have a non fertle egg to show up.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    One time to mate you may or may not have any fertile eggs.

    If you put the rooster and hens together for a short period of a few days you potentially will have fertile eggs for about 2 weeks - some people report longer fertility and some report less.

    The hen stores the roosters sperm in her body and it released over time to fertilize the eggs she is laying. The sperm is viable for about 2 weeks - and as I said above some people have experienced longer times for fertility and some have shorter times.
     
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    imran_uh Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahan! Thxx!

    It means once the rooster've mated hen then when the chicken when start laying late then the eggs will be fertile?
     
  5. Hi!
    If it was a successful mating, her eggs should be fertile at least 10 days and possibly longer.
    Good luck!
    Lisa
     

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