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How long after rooster exposure before I can set their eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WalkingOnSunshine, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

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    I have a rooster with 25 hens. I know he can't really cover all of them, so I separated him with the three hens I want babies from. How many days before I can start saving eggs for the incubator?
     

  2. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

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    Start cracking them open and look for the bullseye. If they are fertilized, you should be able to see a white spot in a distinct bullseye pattern.
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

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    That's wonderfully practical advice. Thanks!
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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