Mating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chattery41, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE hen and roo. Recently hatched (in bator) a leghorn/EE mix. So, my white leghorn roo has been busy. Will have to lock the windows and doors. lol How long before my hen quits laying with any trace of the leghorn ? I want EE's not mixed.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    After removing a rooster a hen can retain high fertility for up to 2 weeks, some fertility up to 3 weeks and occasional fertility up to 4 weeks. Generally on a numbers basis the sperm from your EE rooster should 'outnumber' that from the leghorn after 2 weeks.
     
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