How long after a Roo

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NoSpringChick, May 30, 2008.

  1. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't exactly know how to ask this....but how long after a Roo mates with a hen are the eggs fertile.....

    Say the Roo was with the hens Wed night, all day Thursday and they were seen mating....would Fridays eggs be fertile??????
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    From my understanding the eggs of a hen with a roo are fertile for two to three weeks after separating them.
     
  3. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a good question, I don't know the answer. I just check eggs when we eat them to see if they're fertile, and once most of them are then I hatch some.
     
  4. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know how long after they mate the eggs BECOME fertile?????
     
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've read that it can take up to as long as a week for the eggs to be fertile... and then sometimes more than two weeks of fertile eggs after the 'event'... Guess the sperms got staying power [​IMG]

    You could check one of the eggs and see before setting any.
     

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