breeding question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nugget, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Nugget

    Nugget Songster

    Sep 2, 2007
    Hi all, I'm going to do a taboo and post a Q without a search, my apologies, but it's a pretty specific question to a situation.

    I have 7 roosters and have been desperately trying to rehome them. In the meantime a good friend just completed a coop and would like me to hatch 3 eggs for her to take home day-olds the 3rd week of August (to join several ordered from a bigger hatcher to be picked up as day-olds that week).

    I got a response today from someone who wants all 7 roosters (I won't let myself consider their likely fate [​IMG] ). My GLW roo and hen are proven breeders and I am going to incubate 3 eggs August 1st.

    The question is, if I hand over my roosters will the hen reliably lay fertile eggs for 3 weeks (I think I read this before)? Is the viability of the eggs, a week after removing the roo dependable, or is it a gamble?
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    While it's possible, I doubt ALL hens can hold onto it that long. I would think that's a big gamble.
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i have read 3 or 4 weeks

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