How long after a rooster has left will the eggs be suitable to put under a clucky hen?
Once a hen has been mated by the rooster her eggs will remain viable for up to 10 days or longer.
If you wish to have fertile eggs that will hatch, then a rooster will help. If you don't have a rooster, eggs WILL still be laid (provided you have a chicken), but they will be considered breakfast eggs, and will not hatch. So, a rooster just performs the fertilization of the eggs, otherwise, they are basically worthless.
She is brooding which means she is going to try to hatch eggs into chicks. Some of the other hens will lay eggs near her and she will roll those eggs under herself. If you have a rooster in the flock and want some chicks you should let her stay where she is but if your flock has no rooster then take the eggs away from her.
The eggs of a hen are fertilized before they form a hard shell, by the sperm from a rooster that has mated with the hen. well the rooster has sex with a hen and its fertlised hen eggs are fertilized by having a rooster mate with the hen. the rooster does not have to do anything with the egg after it has been layed Chickn semen
Absolutely yes. A hen does not need a rooster to produce eggs, she only produces fertile eggs when a rooster is involved. Many farm flocks do not have a rooster among the flock and egg production does not suffer in the slightest. A rooster job is to protect the flock and mate with the hens to produce offspring but the hens will continue to lay eggs with or without him.
Only if they have mated with a rooster. Even if a rooster in in a flock though, her eggs may not be fertilized, as he may not have mated with her. In that case, if you really want the hen to lay fertilized eggs, you could consider penning the rooster and hen up together for a few days. Actually, you can eat the fertilized eggs. It really makes no difference. The answer to your question…