how long does it take a hen to lay fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by old mill poultry, May 1, 2009.

  1. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Songster

    Mar 10, 2009
    I always thought it took 30days to 6 weeks for a roo to mate a hen to get fertilized eggs. One forum I went to says two days. Is this really correct?

  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I had one I know was fertile after 3 days. You may be thinking about the fact that you have to wait about 4 weeks before you can be sure that they belong to that rooster if the hen was previoulsy with another rooster.

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