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Introduced a rooster to my hens yesterday.........

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henloverinmaine, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. henloverinmaine

    henloverinmaine In the Brooder

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    .......how long after breeding with the girls will the eggs be fertile??
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I read in another post 2 weeks...sometimes longer, but 2 weeks the rule..... but, I'm sure someone with the certain answer will post as well [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'd give him a good week to make sure he has made his rounds too all the girls. Sometimes hens can not let a rooster breed them if they don't want too, and if the rooster is young, he may not quite have it down right, so may take longer.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Hopefully, in a week or so, you'll have fertile eggs, but my rooster took five long months before he got it right. He's very laid back, LOL.
     

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