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egg fertilization question plz tell me

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alibaba, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. alibaba

    alibaba In the Brooder

    May 19, 2012
    hello every one
    after long broodiness my hen again start laying and my rooster mate her only 2 times. and after 1 week i bought another rooster and he mate her daily, now plz tell me those eggs she laying are fertilized by which rooster?
    sorry for bad english sorry again plz.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    She will retain sperm from the first rooster for at least two weeks. After 3 weeks you are pretty much guaranteed that the eggs will all be fertilized by the new rooster.

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