Fox took my rooster :-( Will my hens still be laying eggs fertilized by him?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spicywing, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. spicywing

    spicywing In the Brooder

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    We had a day time visit from Mr Fox on Saturday. He took my rooster and a hen while they were out free ranging.
    I would like to know the chances of the eggs that are being laid now by my 2 remaining hens still being fertile.
    It would be nice to incubate them and get son out of my lost soldier.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    Should be fertile for about 5 days
     
  3. somadlyinlove

    somadlyinlove Songster

    I agree but it's possible that they are fertile much longer. I've heard of people hatching eggs when the roo was gone for well over a month.
     
  4. bigT88

    bigT88 Chirping

    I just recently hatched eggs from a lost rooster like your case. Didnt put them in the incubator till week later. They all hatched [​IMG]
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    At least sevral days. Like the last poster said it sometimes can be longer but you for shure have 5 or 6 days to gather eggs . You could of course gather for a good solid week and just know there is a chance that a couple may not be but you have a pretty good chance. Im sorry for your loss .
     

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