Roosters Mounting hens and egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bullet, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Bullet

    Bullet Songster

    Jan 14, 2009
    Mt. Pleasant
    This is probably a weird question but If I see my roo mount my hen and if she lays an egg the same day does that mean that egg might be fertile or would it be the egg the next day that would be fertile.

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Might take as long as a week.
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    what he said ^
    if he mounts her in the morning, chances are that days egg is already "built" and the shell around it,, so no "little hims" can get in.
    in fact, they think that your best fertility rate comes when the roo mates after that days egg was laid.

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