How long does it take for a roo to fertilize a hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vtchickenlady, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. vtchickenlady

    vtchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please forgive my stupid question but my roo is really a Speedy Gonzalez, if you know what I mean. Talk about wham-bam-thank you mame. I'm talking no more than 5-10 seconds. I have to wonder if I will ever get fertilized eggs with him. Is the process really that quick or is he just fumbling? He's almost 2 yrs old.
     
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    There fast...really fast. [​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It takes five seconds. I'm totally serious.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    takes a couple of seconds. Eggs can be fertile as soon as a week (some say sooner... I have my doubts)
     
  5. JestersEye

    JestersEye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your man had to stand on your back to do the job, you'd probably be glad he was quick about it, too. Just saying... those sharp claws can't be all that comfortable, Ladies! j/k [​IMG]
     
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  6. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    In out job done lol
     
  7. cpartist

    cpartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This whole thread is hilarious!
     
  8. CentralKYRedneck

    CentralKYRedneck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey as long as the rooster is happy thats all that matters.
     
  9. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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  10. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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