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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

    Oct 26, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    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

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    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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