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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickAdmirer, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. ChickAdmirer

    ChickAdmirer New Egg

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    Hi I'm Neli from South Africa,two weeks ago I was given two hens and a rooster as a gift from my mother in law.I made a cute coop for them;and they were all sharing until last week when I had to take the rooster back to my mother in law as the neighbors in my area were complaining of the noise. To my surprise the following day my one hen started laying. Now i am wondering if the eggs she is laying will hatch or not as there are 6 now.She is continuing to lay even though there is no rooster. I have read the forum and i know the hen does lay eggs even without the rooster present-however in my case-the rooster was present for a week,advice please.I love my hens and I'm excited with the thought of having chicks.[​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The eggs they lay should be fertile for up to a month after he left, if he was doing his job, which they usually do. Do you know you need an incubator or a broody to incubate them, though?
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] It's always nice to see a fellow SA member!
     
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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] just because she laid eggs doesn't mean she will go broody and sit/hatch them. You will need an incubator if she doesn't.
     
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    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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