Dumb question about fertile(izing) eggs....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by critters, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. ok...have always had my hens with the roosters, however...

    I have moved several hens to a new seperate pen which they can
    not get out of, or anything in. The girls are laying.....

    here's the question....
    can those eggs be fertile? How recent must she have been
    with the rooster??

    I had always thought that once mated, the hen could go for
    days (without the rooster mating) producing fertile eggs ..?..

    so...anyone got answers for me??[​IMG]

  2. mderby48

    mderby48 Chirping

    Feb 10, 2013
    Mexico, NY
    I'm not positive but I read somewhere they could be fertile for up to 2 weeks.

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