new rooster how long till fertil eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dadsdeercamp, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    we just added a young (7 months) rooster to the hens how long should we wait to try hatching some eggs. he was mating one hen within five min. of release.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'd wait til day after tomrrow if you added him today. I've read to wait til the second egg laid after the roo starts mating.
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    If they're anything like some of my roos, the wait should be about 5 minutes! [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 4, 2010
  4. kano

    kano Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2008
    Santiago de Chile
    3 to 5 days.

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