Best Egg Fertilzation ratio

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bircheggfarm20, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Bircheggfarm20

    Bircheggfarm20 Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2009
    i will be runin 30 white leghorn hens i want maximum egg fertilzation ive had people tell me 3 roosters would be enuff and some told me to run 5 what do yal think?
  2. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    Three SHOULD be enough, but of course more could be better.
  3. Bircheggfarm20

    Bircheggfarm20 Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2009
    i would also like to no how soon after the light comes on in the mournin do hens normally lay eggs my light comes on at 6 am when would they be laid?
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    but if you run 30 hens start out with not enough roos than too many b/c you dont want them to be hard on you hens i was just saying you dont want to roo to be hard on your hens i only run bout 10 hens max so in only have one roo but the first sign he is not being nice enough then he is out that concerned me for your sake

    and hens are on like a 26 hour cycle i think so i dont think it really matters when the 26 hours is up they will lay i have some that lay at like 8p and some who lay in the middle of the afternoon i dont think it has anything to do with the light really but laying season does but the time they lay doesnt but i could be wrong
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Hens lays eggs about every 26 hours, so the time they lay each day will be different. And each hen is on its own cycle, so I'd imagine you'll be getting eggs throughout the day.

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