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Fertile Hens?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bart40330, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. bart40330

    bart40330 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2008
    Harrodsburg KY
    How long after a rooster mates with a hen is that hen capable of producing fertile eggs?
    In other words, how often does the rooster need to mate with the hen if they are keep seperate?
  2. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    I have been told 10 to 14 days. A friend of mine said he knows for sure 14 days. If you want pure bred chickens, you need to wait a full month IF they have been mixing with other breeds. I hope this has helped. I have asked the same question. DeeJay
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    The egg the day after mating should be fertile !!

    Like chickenchickenbulkbulk said about 10-14 days a hen can be fertile for.
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Eggs fertile day after in most , hen can be fertile for 14 day after.

    Had peahens lay fertile eggs 2 weeks after the peacock was removed.
  5. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    Yes the egg should be fertile day after in most cases. And I agree, the hen can be fertile up to fourteen days. [​IMG]

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