Fertilzation of the Hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by freeheart227, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. freeheart227

    freeheart227 New Egg

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    Where is that actual point of exchange between the rooster and the hen?
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Hmm. Gonna answer in a "Family sorta way"

    1-They do the rooster dance
    2-The rooster rubs hi vent on the hen's vent and leaves
    his rooster mojo on the hen's vent
    3-When the hen lays the egg the mojo rubs on the egg and is
    absorbed.

    A fertilized hen can lay fertilized eggs for up to two weeks after
    doing the rooster dance.

    If you want technical details I would suggest a Google search.

    I know Drumstick is gonna read this.
     
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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Google will help you out.

    But for simplicity's sake. The hen has one working ovary, their left ovary. As eggs mature, the sperm from the male will fertilize the yolk. The yolk will then go down though the reproductive track of the hen where it gains the layers of albumin, membrane, and shell.

    Like humans, the egg gets fertilized between ovulation and the coating of the yolk. The rooster can do his deposit at any time and the hen has an organ which holds the sperm for up to about three weeks.


    As for rubbing of vents and absorbed mojo... not quite. [​IMG]
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Hey cmon, I tried. The post sat unanswered for a while. My answer
    was meant to be fun(ok stupid), not scientific.

    My rooster had mojo, just ask his girls... [​IMG]
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    PC: Don't get me wrong, your post was hilarious! Great presentation. [​IMG]
     
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i have a rooster with mojo aplenty, which is what makes my girls run screaming.

    Somewhere in the background i hear a Jim Morrison song playing.
     
  7. freeheart227

    freeheart227 New Egg

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    Where is the entry point at??? What is meant by the vent ...not really stupid...just trying to figure things out here.
     
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  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    The Vent!!...she only has one point of entry from the outside... where she poos or the egg comes out!!... [​IMG]

    PC ...I liked your mojo !!......
     
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  9. freeheart227

    freeheart227 New Egg

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    Since the poor rooster don't have all the quipment the hen must help. Care to explain that...lol
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Are you kidding me? Maybe you need to watch some National Geographic or read a book on the facts of bird life.
     

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