Breeding hens and roosters

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tidewaters, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Tidewaters

    Tidewaters New Egg

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    How many times do a hen and rooster have to mate to ferilize eggs? Will one mating last for the whole clutch of eggs?
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It only takes once. Ask folks who's roo has jumped the fence into another breed's pen.

    Also, a hen will lay fertile eggs for 2 weeks or longer after she has been with a rooster.
     

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