What are the chances?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ReykjaTavi, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. ReykjaTavi

    ReykjaTavi In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2008
    I let the kids put the chickens up last night. (We keep the coop closer to the house than the run.)

    Needless to say 2 of my best eggers ended up in general population, and the roosters were up on them like flies on...well, you know. It was about 30 seconds before I got to both hens.

    Should I put them back with the eggers, or is that how long it takes to end up with fertilized eggs?

  2. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Songster

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    You can still put them back with your egg layers. The eggs are fine to eat. If they are not "broody" and setting on a nest then you have no babies to worry about. [​IMG]

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