How long after separating a rooster to be sure the eggs aren't his?

danielnv

Songster
11 Years
Jan 19, 2009
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I have two roosters, and want eggs fertilized by the non-dominant one. My dominant rooster is a pet that let's anyone pet him or pick him up, and is a super good rooster to the hens, but I want to introduce the genetics of the other rooster. I have separated the top roo and put him with some youngsters from the incubator for now. So what is a safe amount of time to assume most of the eggs are being fertilized by the other roo, rather than leftover sperm from my pet roo?
 

danielnv

Songster
11 Years
Jan 19, 2009
190
1
121
Mountains of Virginia
Quote:Thanks! I thought I had heard 2 weeks, and then I read 3 somewhere. It looks like you've done your homework, so I guess I had better wait another 2 weeks. I will have more room in the incubator by then, after I hatch some chicks, turkey poults, and guinea keets!
 

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