Fertile Eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by enggass, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Silly question for those who know, but for those who don't...
    When a rooster "" a hen, does that result in one fertile egg? or does the hen lay fertile eggs for a certain duration?
     
  2. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hen is fertile for 10 days or more has been my experience. I had seperated a blue hen from a BBR roo and was still getting fertile eggs from her 2 weeks later.

    Lanae
     
  3. whogroomer

    whogroomer Out Of The Brooder

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    how do you tell the difference in a fertile egg and a non fertile egg?

    I am new to chickens, and have 6. Mine should start to lay soon, and one of my "hens" turned out to be a "roo".
     
  4. whogroomer

    whogroomer Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     

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