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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lespaul0738, Aug 8, 2010.
how ld does my new hamshire red rooster need to be before he can fertalize the eggs?
old not ld
Usually 16-18 weeks but I've heard of many that were doing the job before that. If he's mating with the hens just crack a few eggs to check for fertility too make sure the job is being done properly before you allow a hen to set or fire up the bator.
And here's a thread with good pics. of fertile and unfertile eggs in case you're not sure how to tell.