my rooster mated with my hen... so how long..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sarahloveschickens, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. sarahloveschickens

    sarahloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    till she starts laying the baby chicks?
     
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    As soon as she lays the eggs?
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The next egg to begin production after the first mating should scientifically be fertile.

    The hen has a small pocket like area where the roosters sperm is deposited. She cab produce fertile eggs from him for 2 weeks and sometimes as long as 3weeks.

    The next egg she lays may not be fertile. So don't confuse that with my above statement - it is the first yolk to be released and in the process of making an egg.
     

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