introducing a rooster only for a few days??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stumble_n_mumble, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    I have all hens and would like some fertile eggs from THEM. Can I bring in a rooster to "do the deed" and then remove him because where I live roosters are not allowed lol. Would this work???
     

  2. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    If yes once he does mate with them how long are fertile eggs produced??
     
  3. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Kansas
    You would/should always quarantine a new bird for 30 days before you introduce them to you flock, I think it would be very hard to do this. Maybe just better to buy hatching eggs. Eggs are usually fertile about a week or so after the rooster and hen mate.
     
  4. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    Well I was also thinking about using one of the babies that I bought. I bought 7 and ones gotta be a rooster so I was thinking about just holding on to one of them to do the job?
     

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