how long can a chicken stay firtile

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by erik520, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. erik520

    erik520 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just lost my RIR male [​IMG] and I need to know how long will she stay firtile for? both were just under a year old and gitting ready for the first spring laying. she had layed 5 eggs earler this year but none were firtile. can anyone help?
    So everone says that thay will keep fertile for 3-4 weeks. Now if she doesn't lay untill it warms up, 2 to 3 weeks or longer. does it start from the time she lays, or when the last conception took place?
     
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  2. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    [​IMG] sorry about your loss... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ... I hate losing chickens [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    I think up to 10 days, but don't quote that


    Sorry for your loss
     
  4. erik520

    erik520 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you guys, I just hope it warms up some so she will lay. I just hate to know that after all my efforts to raise a flock, that the nabors dog would foil my attempts.maby i'll get lucky. *fingers crossed*
     
  5. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

  6. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around 2 weeks... but my hen proved that wrong 4 weeks later. [​IMG] I think it depends on how active the roo is.
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Most say 3weeks with 4weeks being possible.
     

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