fertility question - getting rid of rooster

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shaggy, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so ... i have to get rid of my rooster tonight

    i have start gathering eggs to hatch --- how long do i have before the eggs are no longer fertile?



    i.e. will she still be laying fertile eggs in 5-10 days?
     
  2. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    hey can stay fretal for up to 14 days but there is no garanty on fertillity
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    The recommended time period for changing from one rooster to another (in other words, to guarantee it's the new rooster's sperm fertilizing eggs) is three weeks.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I lost my Blue JG roo about a month ago, Mrs. Fluffy Puffy is stil producing JG X Mixes. [​IMG]
     
  5. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figure 7 days from last mating if I'm collecting for the bator (like you are) and 3 weeks if switching roos and wanting to be fairly sure the new roo is the daddy.
     
  6. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys and gals


    took the roo to auction --- sold for $4 ... minus 25% comission = $3 = 3 cheesburgers at mcdonalds


    it was fun
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Ha ha! If you ever get another roo name him Cheese Burger! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Ha ha! If you ever get another roo name him Cheese Burger! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    lol ... the one we sold was named noodles ... as in chicken noodle soup


    but you got it .... gonna hatch the BR/RIR eggs and if we get a roo it will be cheeseburger​
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:lol ... the one we sold was named noodles ... as in chicken noodle soup


    but you got it .... gonna hatch the BR/RIR eggs and if we get a roo it will be cheeseburger

    HeheHaha! [​IMG]
     

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