2 new roosters

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickens12, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. chickens12

    chickens12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long will it take the eggs to be fertilized and when will i be able to put them in the incubator? thanks
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

  3. hen101

    hen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my rooster mates in front of us and then you collect they eggs crack them and check for the bullseye then you can strat putting them in incubater
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    It takes about 25 hours for an egg to travel through the hen's internal laying factory. That egg can only be fertilized in the first 15 minutes or so of that journey. So, if the mating takes place Monday, Monday's egg will not be fertile. It started its journey before the mating.

    Tuesday's egg might or might not be fertile. It depends on what time of day the mating took place and what time the egg started its internal journey.

    Wednesday's egg will almost certainly be fertile if the hen and rooster are fertile.

    Notice that this is after a mating. A rooster does not necessarily mate with every hen every day. I'd wait a couple of extra days to be more sure.

    After a mating, a hen normally stores the sperm and it remains fertile for about two weeks. It can be a couple of days less or it could even be three weeks, but two full weeks is normal and what most people use.
     
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  5. hen101

    hen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know
     
  6. chickens12

    chickens12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just got them saturday and ive only seen him breed them once
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Go with Ridgerunner's explanation. He said it perfectly.
     
  8. hen101

    hen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good i hope you get some baby chicks

    Good luck
     
  9. silkieloverz123

    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck hope you get some babies and like hen101 said if there is a bullseye then you can incubate for babies!
     
  10. melodym

    melodym Out Of The Brooder

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    in the case of sounding stupid whats a bullseye in the egg? I'm new to this and just want to know all the basics lol.
     

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