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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Buckaroo, May 5, 2009.

  1. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    I am wanting to cross my Leghorn hens with a Rhode Island Red Roo. I put the leghorns in the RIR Pen 3 days ago. The Lhorns were in with a cuckoo Marans roo since I do not have a leghorn roo, and used the eggs for eating.

    Question is: How long till the eggs will loose the cuckoo, and take on the RIR so I can collect and hatch? 3 days enough, or do they need more time??


  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    30 days.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Two weks, certainly not long enough. Three weeks, may be all right, but... Four weeks, you are safe.

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