How long are hens eggs fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by macdoogle2, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2011
    San Diego
    I just sold my Roo today?[​IMG] He was getting too loud and I live in the city. No one complained but I did not want to get to that point. So now I have a last chance to collect fertile eggs. I hear the hens' eggs will be fertile for about a week. Is that right?

    I have to say I miss him. He drove me crazy when he was here and now I miss him when he's gone!
  2. ChirpNEggBaby

    ChirpNEggBaby Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 19, 2011
    West Central, FL
    Hens stay fertile (lay fertile eggs) up to about 10 days from one breeding. [​IMG] Really!
  3. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    SW Washington
    Sounds like a perfect opportunity to find out an answer to that question. Maybe save up the first weeks worth penciling the date on them as you collect them. Then start them in the incubator. If you are up to dealing with a staggered hatch I'd collect and date the second week's too and probably even the third and find out just when the fertility drops off.

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