Ferlized eggs or not ???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dtl2013, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. dtl2013

    dtl2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens have started to lay for 2 weeks now and I want fertle eggs for I can hatch them but the eggs are not fertle. My rooster has been getten on my hens because i have watched him do it. How long does it take to get them fertle ?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    If your roo is covering the hens the eggs should be fertile. A single service will ensure your hen lay fertile eggs for up to 2 weeks. Maybe he just needs to practice a bit more?
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you certain they are not already fertile?
     
  4. Vicky2479

    Vicky2479 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How have you been checking them? From what I know you can't tell if the eggs are fertile unless the hens been sitting on them consistently for about 5-7 days or you have them in the incubator, they don't start to develop till they have a consistent heat source.
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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