egg fertalzation qeustion

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mbnewby, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. mbnewby

    mbnewby Songster

    May 14, 2010
    when the male mates with the hen how many eggs dose he ferilze can he fertilze more then one egg at a time or just one at a time ?
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    A hen's eggs will be fertile anywhere from 7-21 days after mating. It's a pretty big range and depends a lot on the individual birds. My rule of thumb is that for incubating eggs I figure they'll be fertile for a week, but if I have breeding pens set up and change roosters then I go with that they'll be fertile for three weeks.

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