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How long does a hen stay fertilized?

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My favorite rooster died two weeks ago. I was very sad because I was hoping to mate him with two of my girls. Is their still a chance that they could lay his baby's? He did hop on them alot before he passed.

30 Chickens total, Silver laced Polish, Cornish, Americauner, Red sex linked, silkies, cochin and more , 5 Ducks and  kids a husband, 1 cat and a dog...
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30 Chickens total, Silver laced Polish, Cornish, Americauner, Red sex linked, silkies, cochin and more , 5 Ducks and  kids a husband, 1 cat and a dog...
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post #2 of 4

I think they stay fertile up to 10 days, just a guess but I thought I've heard that before. Sorry for your Roo.

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Up to 15 or even 20 days, but this depends on soooooo much, it is hard to generalize. 

If you have some of the eggs from a week ago still in the fridge?  Those are the ones I'd try to hatch,  as you'd likely have the best result.  Hope it works for you.

 

 

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3 wks to 5 wks depending, but the good rule of thumb is 3 wks for sure. start collecting and hatch away.

Standard White Cornish, Dark's & White laced Red Cornish Breeder..........If you don't have Cornish you don't have Chickens. Breeding the best, to the best.
As good as a few and better than most, What You'll Tolerate in your flock is what you'll get.
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Standard White Cornish, Dark's & White laced Red Cornish Breeder..........If you don't have Cornish you don't have Chickens. Breeding the best, to the best.
As good as a few and better than most, What You'll Tolerate in your flock is what you'll get.
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