hen fertilzation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Robert A Reuss, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Robert A Reuss

    Robert A Reuss Hatching

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    I have five roosters at this time. Three will be eliminated, one will be isolated, and my favorite rooster will do all of the work on the hens. How long should I wait before I put the eggs(from him) into the incubator, to make sure they be from him only? Also, if a egg is frozen and has a very slight crack but the film inside is not broken, can this egg be eaten?
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    :welcome Hens can retain sperm with high fertility after a week, moderate fertility up to two weeks and some fertility to three weeks and even longer. Generally after three weeks chicks will be sired by the desired rooster. Yes, cracked/frozen eggs can be eaten, but should not be held too long.
     
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  3. Robert A Reuss

    Robert A Reuss Hatching

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  4. Robert A Reuss

    Robert A Reuss Hatching

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    Thank you. I will wait out the three week period. Also, thanks for the infor about frozen eggs.
     
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