Cock fertility

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kismet, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Kismet

    Kismet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to put a cock in with my girls and incubate their eggs. Does anone know how long the cock must be in with them before I can be pretty much guaranteed that their eggs would be fertile? I have scoured FAQ's but didn't find an answer to this particular question.

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  2. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just want the mods to know I would never post in a thread with a title like this. No puerile jokes for me. Nope.



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  3. Mattake2

    Mattake2 Out Of The Brooder

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  4. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohhhh!! the BYC has been great for some giggles today! And I needed it...

    thanks!

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    I wish I knew the answer to your question though.. I'm still learning!

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  5. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be as soon as a day or two,but mot people like to wait about a week,if the hens are by themselves. If they have been with a different roo, you'll have to wait 30 days to be sure.
     
  6. Mattake2

    Mattake2 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens were originally without a rooster. When I added "Cranky" the XXL buff orp, my eggs were fertile within about 10 days. I say 10 because I took an egg each day & put it in the bator. I candled each of them about a week later & the fertile ones arrived on about day 9. Just my experience.
     
  7. Marian

    Marian New Egg

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  8. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    when i have put them in from no roo to a roo, as early as day 4 eggs have been fertile. if i want to switch roos or pure my lines i seperate the girls for 3 weeks to ensure they r pures.
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