Chickens mating yesterday, when will her eggs be fertilized?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1maria100, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. 1maria100

    1maria100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday and today I saw my BR Rooster and my RIR Hen mating a few different times. My Roo is only about 4 1/2 months old, and the hen is about a 1 1/2 years old. The hen is a very good layer, and I want to let her hatch eggs but I'm wondering if my Roo is old enough to actually fertilize eggs?

    Thanks.
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    It is possible he is but time will tell. She has to have about 3-6 egg's before you see any fertile eggs. crack open the new egg's until the bullseye appears then you will know.
     
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    1maria100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks! I checked her eggs from yesterday and there was no, hopefully she'll lay today too so I can check that one.
     

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