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Fertility??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tnkinhunting, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. tnkinhunting

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    I had two blue splash bantam hens with a blue cock and decided to cross them with one of my frizzel cocks. How long will it take for their eggs to be fertile with the frizzel?[​IMG]
     
  2. arlee453

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    The usual advice is to have the hen ONLY with the roo you want to be the baby daddy for at least 3 weeks before you begin to collect eggs for incubating. To be on the ultimate safe side, wait 4 weeks.

    The hen stores up sperm from the rooster for many days and can lay eggs from the 'old' roo for at least a couple weeks after her last encounter with him.
     
  3. tnkinhunting

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    Thanks, I figured around 3 or 4 weeks - just needed a little confirmation! [​IMG]
     

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