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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kaleb kirkland, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. kaleb kirkland

    kaleb kirkland Just Hatched

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    If you let a rooster mate with a Broody Chicken will she lay the fertilizer eggs cuz I know broody stop laying eggs when they turn broody
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Kaleb and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I would not imagine that your broody hen would allow a rooster to mate with her - thats my observation, at least. If he has mated with her, then redsox has given you the best link to ask your question.

    All the best
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC. It's great to have you!

    If a rooster mates with a broody hen (assuming she lets him), then any eggs she lays will be fertile. However, she is very unlikely to lay any eggs more than 1-2 days after she first begins to brood, as her body will quickly shut down egg production.
     

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