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How long after breeding will a hen lay a fertile egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Donnigan, May 4, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2016
    And how many days will they be fertile after?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    By three days after mating, the eggs should be fertile, and she should lay fertile eggs for at least the next two weeks. Two weeks high fertility, three weeks moderate fertility, and up to four weeks some fertility. Hens have the ability to maintain viable sperm in their reproductive tract.

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