egg fertalzation qeustion

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

  1. mbnewby

    mbnewby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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