New too question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LRV555, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. LRV555

    LRV555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting new silver laced Wyandotte roo today. Once he is with hens. When can I be sure eggs are fertilized by him and not the old roo?
     
  2. You will know the eggs are 100% fertile once you have had the rooster for 2 weeks. How old is the rooster? As long as he is old enough to be mating with the hens it will take 2 weeks.
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The time most use to assure that the old roosters sperm has cleared the hens system is three weeks.
     
  4. LRV555

    LRV555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster is 7 mo. Old
     

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