Mating and fertilized eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BantyChickMom, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    If a hen mates with 2 different color/breed roosters, will she have fertilized eggs from both roosters?
     
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    yes she will
     
  3. firechicken

    firechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Covington, GA
    If I could jump in with a question too, after mating how long will the hen lay fertilized eggs? If they mated just once, or say for just one day together.
     
  4. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    IFhe does get her there can b Fertile for 2 weeks i think
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Two weeks for sure, but there have been cases of definite fertility after an entire month, though those are rare. Two to three weeks would be how long, in general.
     
  6. firechicken

    firechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks siz and speckled, I have been wondering about that for awhile now.
     

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