If you have a rooster, is every egg laid fertile?

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    8wishbonechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a unusual question about chickens and their fertility. When a rooster fertilizes the hens egg, does he have to do it everyday to fertilize the next egg laid? Or does more than one egg get fertilized? I read people having/selling fertile eggs, but how do you know unless its candled after incubating it a few days?
     
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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My Blue Wheaten Ameraucana only likes certain hens. He has his favorites and doesn't breed some of the hens.
     
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    Aww. He has his main sweethearts.[​IMG] I didn't know that roosters are picky like that. I learn something new today.
     

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