how long do eggs get fertalized after roo is gone ?

sheena85

Chirping
7 Years
Apr 11, 2012
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Hart County,Kentucky
oh thank you ! our rooster was killed by an owl...still we do not know how it got in....and it was still in there eating on him when we went to feed that morning...... my poor hens was scared to death !
 

farmerChef

Songster
9 Years
Nov 18, 2010
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Set as many eggs as you can
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sheena85

Chirping
7 Years
Apr 11, 2012
169
4
93
Hart County,Kentucky
ok i have a ? she has 10 eggs now...so will she con..to lay them after she starts setting ? and if so do i gather them or leave them for her to hatch ? i also candled a few of her eggs and they are fertile and one when i held it up and there was a chick moving in it.....so it might be one of her later eggs......but the other 3 i looked at had vein's and an eye i assume ? crazy as it sounds lol most people want all hens lol i hope there is aleast a few roo's to hatch and they look like mine that got killed :) but i also noticed that she only set's on it at night...we live in the central part of kentucky and as of right now our weather is in the upper 80's so either it's been warm enough that she only set's at night or she has not gone full broody yet...or she is just making me think she is lol idk !
 

sheena85

Chirping
7 Years
Apr 11, 2012
169
4
93
Hart County,Kentucky
thanks...at first she would stay on the nest nearly all day and come off maybe 2 time's at the most but after the rooster got killed she only set's at night and early morning.....and if i go in to check her eggs she will get on it after i walk out..idk about her lol i was hoping she would set and hatch them out but i guess it's just wishful thinking on my part....
 

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