Well, I finally lost count of how many days its been since my rooster died. I guess that's a good thing. I was quite surprised to gather eggs today for fried eggs for lunch and find that I still have three hens laying fertilized eggs. It has in fact been 17 days since he died. Could that still be his doing (I've read that they can remain fertile for 12 days), or do you think it could be my young wimpy roo that won't crow and is still afraid of the hens? I watch them A LOT and I've not seem my young boy even looking like he wants to mate and definitely haven't "caught him in the act". Am I the only chicken owner that has eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Surely not.