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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bryam, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Bryam

    Bryam Songster

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    I have 2 silkie hens that were with my old rooster, I sold him a little over 1 month ago. I just got a new black silkie rooster, that put with them. He is mature, so he knows what to do. Can I be sure at this point that any eggs that they lay will have been fathered by the new rooster? Both girls started laying a week ago.
     

  2. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Songster

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    I believe that a hen can stay fertile for up to 3 weeks after mating.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    Yep, at this point I'd feel very confident that the new guy would be the babies daddy. I wait about a month when I swap roosters.
     
  4. Bryam

    Bryam Songster

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    Cool! That makes me very happy! I just gave the coop a thorough cleaning and I trimmed everybody's bums, so they should have no problems mating! I am well on my way to producing some nice paint chicks!

    Thanks for the help!
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2016
  5. beetandsteet

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  6. Bryam

    Bryam Songster

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    :)
     

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