can a clutch of eggs have different fathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sydney13, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this might be a silly question but could a clutch of eggs have one mother but different fathers?
     
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    Yes, if two roos are mating the hen.
     
  3. Nostalchic

    Nostalchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Actually, a clutch of eggs could have many mothers and many fathers. My hens will assemble a clutch of WHATEVER eggs they can roll under them - brown eggs, green eggs, blue eggs, wooden eggs.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:MIne too---I am alwasy lifting up broody's to make sure the girls aren't slipping new eggs under them!
     
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Quote:MIne too---I am alwasy lifting up broody's to make sure the girls aren't slipping new eggs under them!

    Yup. And there is something about a broody hen that is irresistable to laying hens. I swear I can have a zillion nests available, but if someone is broody all the hens will wait to lay in that nest. It is why I mark all the eggs I intend to hatch. [​IMG]
     

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