How long are eggs fertile?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rastus Froggy, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Rastus Froggy

    Rastus Froggy New Egg

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    How long after a hen is removed from a rooster will her eggs remain fertile? I have a new hen and was thinking of getting her eggs incubated.
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    The correct answer for chickens is no more than 5 days. There can be instances of hens remaining fertile for longer periods but don't bet the farm on it.

    Oh that reminds me...... [​IMG]
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I have had hens fertile as long as 10 days after the rooster is removed from the flock. That is why us old timers always recommend waiting 2 weeks.
     
  4. Rastus Froggy

    Rastus Froggy New Egg

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    Thank :)
     

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