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could someone answer a question on breeding?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by juleeque, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. juleeque

    juleeque Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two roosters, and I wanted to breed one of my hens to roo #2, but roo #1 got loose and got to her before I could isolate roo #2 & the hen. So I've read that the hens are fertile for approx 3 weeks. If I put this hen with roo #2 now and they do their business, will the offspring be from roo #1 or roo #2?
    thx
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    For the next 3-5 weeks, they could be from either. There's no way to know.

    I've found 3-4 weeks is when fertility begins to drop, but while drying my hens out this spring I discovered some of them remained fertile up too and beyond 4.5 weeks without a rooster.
     

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