Chances the eggs are fertile?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stone_family3, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    32 hens and 1 rooster. Chances the eggs will be fertile?
     
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  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much, so when I check tomorrow (finger's crossed I get eggs, these are new girls [​IMG] ) if they are fertile how long will they continue to lay fertile eggs?
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Woah, he's a busy dude if all those girls are fertile. [​IMG] Have fun checking!
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

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    Quote:I don't know- sorry. But many on BYC say that if you want to breed them, to separate the pair from the flock for a couple of weeks to make sure that the roo in the pen with the hen will be the father. (So I'd guess up to 2 weeks.)
     
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  6. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I don't have the roo. All exposure was done at their previous home (no roos allowed in the city). So just didn't know, though their roo was pretty and I wouldn't mind a few chicks LOL.
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

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    Quote:Hey I wouldn't waste those eggs then- just put a few under a broody if you have one and wait/see! Or in an incubator. Have fun!!!
     
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    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Hey I wouldn't waste those eggs then- just put a few under a broody if you have one and wait/see! Or in an incubator. Have fun!!!

    Ditto. Hens can store rooster sperm for up to 3 weeks. So it doesn't hurt to try if you want more chicks.
     

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