Can a hen hatch chicks from two different roos?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SpeckledPullet, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can a hen lay eggs within a week period and one egg be from Roo #1 and one egg be from Roo #2?

    I don't know why, but I thought the sperm stayed in there for a few weeks by one roo and just assumed that another roo could not fertilize her ... well, he COULD but I just assumed the eggs would all be fertilized by the sperm that was there first. Did that make sense? LOL

    Anyhow, I have chicks hatching and one of them is very obviously a chick from my colcorful mutt rooster ... who had NOT been in that pen for over 30 days. So, I was shocked to see a chick that he obviously sired.
     
  2. navychick

    navychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about your chicks. But at my husbands class reunion a woman came as a guest of a class mate and told everyone she had twins with 2 different fathers. Thats an ice breaker!
     
  3. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LMAO!! Interesting conversation piece LOL.
     

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