Breeding

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jrhbull, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. jrhbull

    jrhbull Out Of The Brooder

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    If you put your rooster with some hens for lets say 2 days then seperate them how long will that breeding provide fertile eggs??Thanks for any info
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That would depend if he actually successfully mated in those 2 days. I would wager to guess he didn't. Most roos (and hens) take more than a couple days to get acquainted and get the job done. After fertility is confirmed, I would expect it to last for 2-3 weeks, sometimes up to a month (but that's pushing it). Through my own tests, I have confirmed 3 weeks fertility after separation from the roo.
     
  3. paul65

    paul65 Out Of The Brooder

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    I belive its like 2 or 3 weeks, I belive i read that some were on here.
     
  4. jrhbull

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    Oh they breed i see them thanks for the info
     

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