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  1. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH
    Excellent question!
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would do it for a month. 2-3 weeks is safe, but just to be sure, do a month.
  3. DillardHome

    DillardHome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2009
    Claxton, GA
    Quote:AGREED!!! I was wondering this same thing today. [​IMG]
  4. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Central Iowa
    10 days. Then candle an egg and see what is in there.
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:No no no. They want to know how long a hen needs to be without a roo, so it can be purebred with a roo of the same breed. [​IMG]
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Sperm usually lives about 10 days in a hen. Of course, there are cases when it has lasted 3 weeks. Generally, if a hen is mated by a second rooster, he is usually the sire of the chick (freshest sperm usually wins the race). This is not always the case, but most often it is. There is no absolute.
  7. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    I will say that the last two posters do know what they are talking about. It is simple to acknowledge their experience.

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