Breeding concerns

BorneHomestead

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Oct 10, 2013
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How long after my hens have been with my red rooster will they no longer be fertile with his sperm? They are now with my black rooster and I would like to hatch their eggs with the black rooster being the dad, so how long do I wait for my Red roosters sperm to no longer be in their system??
 

sourland

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Hens retain high fertility for two weeks, moderate fertility for three weeks and occasional fertility for up to four weeks after the removal of a rooster. Chances are high that most eggs collected two weeks after removal of the red rooster will have been fertilized by the new rooster.
 

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