How many days before rooster has to mate with hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by agriz, May 11, 2016.

  1. agriz

    agriz Hatching

    May 10, 2016
    My hens are laying eggs without mating with a rooster.
    I have a rooster and two hens. Hens are always fighting with the rooster and in the end rooster runs away.

    They started to lay eggs and now they are not fighting with the rooster anymore. Now rooster started to mate with those hens.
    Can i hatch the eggs?
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    [​IMG] If they are fertile you can. Crack a couple open to check for fertility. If they have the bullseye blastoderm, then you are getting fertilized eggs and you can incubate them. (Not the ones you crack open, but the others. [​IMG]) This is a guide to telling the difference:


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