Fertilizing eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Karen48, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Karen48

    Karen48 New Egg

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    Jun 11, 2008
    Carlisle
    We just put Butterscotch(Buff Orf Rooster) in with the girls (4 various breeds) How long does it take for the eggs to be fertilized so we can incubate?::
     
  2. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    They become fertile when the next egg the hen lays after the roo does his um...... job
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    The standard is to wait 2 weeks before collecting eggs but about 3 days after they should be fertile. If another roo had access to her before then I would wait the 2 weeks.
     
  4. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    Yes because it take two to three weeks for the other rooster's stuff to work it's way out of her system. so if you want your eggs pure I would wait.
     

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