How long til fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Orphy, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Orphy

    Orphy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a rooster in with my hens today and caught him doing the deed already, how long should I wait before they would be ready to incubate?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    3 days should be good.
     
  3. Orphy

    Orphy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    he finishes very fast , only takes the guy seconds 1 or 2
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I agree. Three days after mating. Has he mated with all of them or just a few? I don't have your set-up or numbers, but with my numbers and set-up, I'd wait a couple more days to make sure he has had a chance to cover all the hens.

    Good luck!!!
     
  6. Orphy

    Orphy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 hens 1 roo. I would only pull the eggs from the ones I know he has mated. I have different kinds so I can tell the eggs apart, Plus I keep a steady eye on my girls LOL
    It is his first night with the girls and he already has a favorite. Just didn't know if I would have enough time to throw a couple in with my shipped eggs. Would it matter if I put one in after I set the others? It would only be a day behind.
     

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