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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

    Jun 26, 2010
    Roanoke Alabama
    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

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    At least 3-4 weeks Hens carry viable sperm inside them for weeks.
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Three to four weeks. A month for sure to be certain.
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    3-4 weeks! Understand that she may stop laying for a period of time after being relocated.
  5. RoRoinGA

    RoRoinGA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2010
    NE GA
    I thought it was only 10 days or so.

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