how long do eggs stay fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spish, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    will they still be hatchable after 1 week? 2 weeks? 3 weeks?
     
  2. BCB

    BCB Out Of The Brooder

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    as long as an egg is fertile when it is laid, it will always be fertile. Generally, the older the egg, the worse the hatch rate. But I have had broody hens hatch eggs that were as old as one month
     
  3. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, a hen will usually lay a clutch of 10 eggs to sit on so they stay fertile for at least that long (10 days). I don't really know after that.
     
  4. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fabulous link. Thank you![​IMG]
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    link doesnt work for me..i get a window pop up saying this file is damage or corrupt and could not be opened [​IMG]
     
  7. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    Quote:Great link, thanks!
     

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