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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by camano, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. camano

    camano Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2015
    Camano Is Wa
    Once a hen has been fertilized by a rooster can another rooster fertilize her and she'll have two different types of chicks or does the first one count only?
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2016
  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2014
    Consett Co.Durham. UK

    Yes, her eggs can be fertilized by either cockerel, so consecutive eggs could hatch into chicks with two different fathers. I believe it takes about two weeks for the sperm from a mating to no longer be viable but fresher sperm from another cockerel during that period is likely to be more successful.
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