fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tenmore, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long will hens be fertility after the rooster is removed from the flock......I lost my roo and was planning on incubating some eggs . Did I miss my chance? Hes been dead 1day
     
  2. tgblldog70

    tgblldog70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think its a daily process, so if no roo no fertile eggs. Im soory you lost your roo.
     
  3. srpaint

    srpaint Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard they can still be fertile up to 3 weeks later.
     
  4. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not really sorry he was a mean SOB was going to cull him any way after I hatched a few out.....any body else? Daily to 3 weeks is a bug sufferance.....hoping it some where in the middle
     
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  5. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Incubate them, you will get chicks, assuming he was doing his job and he was fertile.
    10 days to 3 weeks is a good estimate.
     
  6. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great thanks dont know if he was fertile or not but he was sure trying to do his job lol
     
  7. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they may still be fertile for a few days.
     
  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Jake1297

    Jake1297 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2-3 weeks. I wouldn't hatch any of those eggs though. My rooster was so mean he almost made me cry. He cornered me in the coop and wouldn't stop attacking lol. He was horrible. Well i hatched some of his offspring, then killed him. All of the offspring are mean, even the girls. The girls aren't mean mean but they will peck at me when giving them food and don't let me touch their eggs. The males on the other hand are horrible. They're like mini T-Rex's. Im very close to just killing them all, making a couple gallons of chicken soup and just starting over.
     

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