rooster sperm???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mindylee, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. mindylee

    mindylee Songster

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    So I had all my birds in the same coop but just paired up all my breeding pairs in their breeding pens for certian colors today.

    How long dose it take for the hens to be cleaned out of other roos sperm before I can collect the hatching eggs from the colors I have them paired up with?
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hens will maintain high fertility for two weeks, some fertility for three weeks, and occasional fertility longer after a rooster has ben removed. Most people wait a minimum of 3 weeks before collecting and setting eggs.
     

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