Rooster breeding Advice plz.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Teresaann24, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    When adding a rooster with a hen who has not been with a rooster how long till she will be fertile? Also how long will she stay fertile after he is taken away? Is it 30 days?
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    I think maybe 3to5 days would be enough time with a mature rooster, then up to 3 weeks fertile.
     
  3. Sumatra55

    Sumatra55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens are only fertile for about 7 days max after breeding, after that fertility drops dramatically. The hens will be fertile as soon as the next follicle is ovulated but typically 2 days.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have read others say on BYC that the roo can "have his effect" for up to a month.
     
  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Usually, I have read an average on many sources where the next 10-14 eggs are fertile.
     
  6. Sumatra55

    Sumatra55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you may get a fertile egg every now and then 10+ days but for decent fertility 7 days is max.
     

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