Egg collecting question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmgirl0930, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. farmgirl0930

    farmgirl0930 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to put a couple hens together with my rooster but they have been with around other roosters. How long do I collect their eggs before I'm sure they have been bred to the rooster that I want them are with, so I can incubate them?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Most people say about 3 weeks.
     
  3. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that a hen can be fertile for upto a month after she is with a roo.
     
  4. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other will say 3 weeks but everything I ever read is 30 days. So I would say atleast 3 weeks but to be safe you can wait the 30 days too.
     
  5. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    4 weeks to be safe unless you don't mind a few mutts
     
  6. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    I agree, 30 days. That is what I am going with.

    Cheri
     

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