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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chick lovers, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. chick lovers

    chick lovers Songster

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    With my chickens.
    I have recently acquired an EE rooster, and separated I'm and seven EE hens. The hens have been mounted by several other roosters and I was needing to know how long I need to wait until the eggs are straight EE rather than having PR or BO mixed in
    them?
    Thx.
    Dan.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Hens can retain sperm with high fertility for two weeks, moderate fertility for three weeks and occasional fertility for up to four weeks after the removal of a rooster -3 weeks if you want to be 90+% sure that the new rooster is the sire of the chicks.
     
  3. chick lovers

    chick lovers Songster

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    With my chickens.
    Thank you. That helps a lot.
     

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