Fertilized egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bensteph821, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. bensteph821

    bensteph821 Songster

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    Hi. Not sure the nest way to explain this. Just got new hens and wanted to breed them with my rooster asap but worried what roosters they were with before I got them. How long should I wait to be sure her eggs are fertile from my rooster and not from previous roosters? ???
     

  2. silverfern

    silverfern In the Brooder

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    i think hens can hold sperm for up to 2 weeks, so if you know they havent been mating for the past 2 weeks then you should be fine
     
  3. bensteph821

    bensteph821 Songster

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    Thank you! That helps. Guess ill have to wait to incubate eggs.
     

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