hatch rate for only pm roo visits

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hoppy, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

    May 5, 2007
    central maine
    If anyone only lets their roo visit with the girls at night, how is your hatch rate? hens free range during the day and he doesn't. my own flock sleep when they go into the coop at night fall and I don't know how much if any "activity" goes on prior to being let out for the day. curious regarding those that only give the roo night time visits.
  2. TheBuff

    TheBuff Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2009
    S.E. IOWA
    Lot of times roosters are the first one off the roost.They hammer the hens when they come down. Once a hen is fertile she can lay fertile eggs for 2 weeks without a rooster. You should still have a good hatch rate.

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