Chicken Breeding

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Zahboo, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I have some friends sleeping over and its half and half. Some girls are saying the hens lay the egg and the male sprays it. Me and others are saying the male mounts the hen and fert. it before she lays it.


    Proof?
     
  2. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    You and others are right!
     
  3. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    You and your friends WIN. The sperm that the roo deposits is enough to fertilize eggs for up to 3 to 4 weeks!!!

    Aren't you glad that humans are different??!!!

    Cindy
     
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Thanks
     
  5. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] sprays it?!?!?!?! [​IMG]

    some how this triggered an image in my mind of my roos running around with the water hose with a nozzle attached just "watering" all the little eggs in the nest box. hehehehe never heard of such a thing.

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