Two roosters one hen!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rhjack66, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. rhjack66

    rhjack66 New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Jul 17, 2007
    I have a hen that I'm trying to breed with a new rooster. My old rooster got to her twice almost 2 weeks ago. Do you think eggs she is laying now are old rooster or the new rooster that I want it to be.
     
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    best to wait a couple days.
     
  3. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Chillin' With My Peeps

    354
    0
    149
    Mar 25, 2007
    Pa
    I don't know if I'm right on this. If not someone will correct me I'm sure. But I think I read that a hen will lay fertile eggs for up to 2 weeks after breeding. Seems like a long time to me. But I'm pretty sure that was my understanding of it.
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Previously DuckLady! Staff Member

    32,475
    1,234
    521
    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
    A hen can lay the eggs from a rooster for a few weeks after the rooster is removed. I would separate out the roo you don't want fertilizing her eggs and wait a month to be safe.
     
  5. rhjack66

    rhjack66 New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Jul 17, 2007
    Quote:Thank you all for info.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:I agree... I had my silkie hen in with a pure black silkie male and collected eggs to hatch 3 weeks after the black and brown silkie roo was removed.... I ended up with half the chicks pure black and half the chicks brown black!!!
     
  7. rhjack66

    rhjack66 New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    Jul 17, 2007
    Thanks, I may have the same problem then. My hen started setting Sunday. Half the eggs are over 2 weeks old and the other ones are about 3 weeks. Maybe 2 or 3 will be from second rooster. I want to get me some silkies. I had some years ago. Take care.
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    7,008
    22
    261
    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I would get more hens if I were you. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by