fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by barnyardmom, May 2, 2008.

  1. barnyardmom

    barnyardmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if I am in the right place. After the cock is put with the hens, how many days till the eggs are his off-soring? and how long will the hens be fertile after they are away from the cock?
     
  2. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know how long it takes for the eggs to become fertile, but after you seperate, then the hens will remain fertile for about 2 weeks.

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    Dorothy
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If the hens haven't been with another rooster, I'd give a week for good fertility...not sure of time line if another rooster has been with them...and I've always been told up to 3 weeks after the rooster being in with them...
     
  4. tntstanifer

    tntstanifer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started collecting eggs 3 days after my hens had been with their roo. Those eggs are on Day 6 in the incubator right now, and look to be growing great.
     

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