Just got a question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Luvmybantams!, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Luvmybantams!

    Luvmybantams! New Egg

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    My hen hatched out some bittys about a month ago.If I put her back with the rooster would she have another hatch this spring?If I let her set on em.Just wondering I haven't put her with the rooster..........I don't know if this is the right place for this.It was the best place to ask this question.
     
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Luvmybantams! :

    My hen hatched out some bittys about a month ago.If I put her back with the rooster would she have another hatch this spring?If I let her set on em.Just wondering I haven't put her with the rooster..........I don't know if this is the right place for this.It was the best place to ask this question.

    Yes.
    A rooster impregnates the hen with his sperm, which then remains viable for 21 days. If she's being mated again, she can set another clutch.
    Will she? Dunno. Broodiness is not a guaranteed thing.

    Solution? Get an incubator! [​IMG]
     
  3. adriennehearts

    adriennehearts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leave them together

    do what he says
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    And for the record, a "biddy" more correctly refers to a young pullet. Newly hatched chickens are still called chicks. dO you live in the South?

    Okay, I dont know why it matters, but I just like to get things straight.

    I'll go back to my room, now.... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009

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