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Fertilized egg question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chucky, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Chucky

    Chucky New Egg

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    Aug 10, 2007
    My rooster passed away three weeks ago. After he passed, all eggs were cleared from the coop. The two chickens didn't produce any eggs for about a week. A week later I noticed them sitting on eggs. Could these eggs be fertilized since they were laid two weeks after the rooster passed? Or are the chickens confused with the passing of their friend?
    Kerri
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    They MIGHT be fertilized still. I would let them set, and hope for the best. Sorry to hear you lost your roo.
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    You could try candling them to see.
     

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