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How long will she be fertile by him?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigspringshatchery, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting a hen from a guy this weekend. He is giving me her bc I'm buying 2 more for a friend. But I wanna breed her with my roo. And she doesn't have any roosters of her breed. So long long will I need to wait to start hatching eggs that will be pure from my rooster?
     
  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least 3-4 weeks Hens carry viable sperm inside them for weeks.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Three to four weeks. A month for sure to be certain.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    3-4 weeks! Understand that she may stop laying for a period of time after being relocated.
     
  5. RoRoinGA

    RoRoinGA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it was only 10 days or so.
     

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