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fertized eggs after rooster is gone

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I lost my rooster today and just need a few more fertilized eggs.  How long do you think my hens will lay fertilized  eggs.  One day?  two days? 

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You could potentially see fertile eggs for 2-3 weeks. Depends on how recently he did his job.
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Sorry about your loss.  Hens can continue to lay fertilized eggs for at least two weeks after the rooster is no longer present - and at times beyond that as well.  Generally speaking, after one month a hen would be considered "clear" of one rooster's sperm if you were to be wanting to introduce her to a new rooster for clean breeding

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I looked up that very thing on the internet as I just lost my rooster.  Supposedly you can have viable eggs for as long as a month as the hens store pockets of sperm.  Very strange.

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