how often does a hen need to mate.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Long Last Farm, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Long Last Farm

    Long Last Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with a rooster to keep the eggs fertile?
     
  2. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I heard a hen can lay fertile eggs for up to 14 days out of one mating. But, don't hold me to that.
     
  3. Long Last Farm

    Long Last Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    Pat
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hen will lay fertile eggs for at least 2 weeks and may be as many as four after mating,

    Sandie
     

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