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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ylhatch2016, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. ylhatch2016

    ylhatch2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    My roo is kinda mean to my hen she has 8eggs already i was wondering how long she will stay fertile after i take him out
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    :welcome! A hen can stay fertile up to 3 weeks after the removal of a rooster.
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    :welcome
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you know your hen will continue to lay eggs without the rooster period!! They will be non-fertile eggs however, and will not hatch into chicks. It's not good to have a mean rooster, his chicks may be mean like him.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That was a new, and interesting, question to me.
    Never gave it any thought before. So I had to look it up.

    And Pyxis gave you a pretty solid answer.

    Actually it looks like it can very a few days either way
    depending on the breed. But three weeks, give or take
    a few days either way.

    Oddly enough, it looks like ducks can go a little longer.


    Spook
     
  8. ylhatch2016

    ylhatch2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank u everyone
     

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