Breeding Q about hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grateful, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. grateful

    grateful In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2009
    Bozeman, MT
    Once a Roo is left in a cage with a hen for a couple weeks , how long will the hen stay fertile? Any sights and/or books to help with he never ending question on breeding and hatching would also be great. Thanks for all the help this sight has given in the past months. What a great community.

    Bozeman, MT
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    If a hen is left with a roo for 2 or 3 weeks, she will be laying fertile eggs. I think you have a week or 2 to collect eggs and have them still be fertile.
  3. Huny

    Huny Songster

    Nov 14, 2008
    Sunny Southern Arizona
    I read somewhere that you need to have a roo in with a hen every 4 days for fertilization.
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    After a roo and hen have mated, the hen can lay fertile eggs from that roo for up to 3 weeks.

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