how long before eggs are fertile

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mr. norm, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. mr. norm

    mr. norm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my bantams,hens and roosters together,my question is how long do the hens have to be seperate from the roosters for the eggs not to be fertile,and,then when I reintroduce a hen to a rooster how long before will it take her eggs be fertile again
     
  2. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    i don't know about the reintroduction part, but i have heard it takes about 3-4 weeks for the hens to not have a rooster's sperm in her system.
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    it also takes 1 or 2wks for a hen tobe fertile from running with a roo.
     
  4. mr. norm

    mr. norm Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks to both,I apprecate the help:)
     

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