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A random question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hot Chick, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Hot Chick

    Hot Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    How long does a rooster have to mate with a hen to make the eggs are fertilized :/
     
  2. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    My mom always told me it only takes once [​IMG]
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Once a rooster successfully mated with a hen she will lay fertile eggs for about 2 weeks. The actual deed only takes a few seconds, if that's what you wanted to know?
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    X2.

    Of course, the fact that her eggs are already fertile doesn't stop him from trying again. And again. And again. And again. [​IMG]
     

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