Getting fertilized eggs??? How long?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Brom014, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Brom014

    Brom014 Hatching

    Jan 19, 2014
    I keeps hens and my two roosters separate but this morning put one of the roosters in with my girls. How long should it take till the eggs they are laying go from nonfirtilized eggs to fertilized eggs? I was thinking a few days.... Any thought??? Thanks again everyone
  2. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Songster

    Jun 29, 2012
    A few days sounds about right. I'd wait at least two after actually witnessing the roosters mating with the hens before trying to hatch any of the eggs, but if in doubt, you can crack one open to see if it has the "bulls eye" mark indicating it's been fertilized. Odds are, if one is, most of them will be.

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