How long does it take for eggs to be fertile

Rufflemyfeathers

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How long does it take for eggs to be fertile. My turkey been mating for few weeks and eggs at beginning are not fertile..so I was just wondering do chickens/turkeys have to mate a month for them to be fertile..seem like heard some like that once may be wrong..???
 

Judy

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You might have had better luck with this if you had put it in the turkey forum. Are you sure you have a breed that is able to mate naturally? I don't know much at all about turkeys. You can use the "report" button in your post to get a Mod to move it.
 
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jenjscott

Mosquito Beach Poultry
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It only takes a few days if the tom is old enough and fertile. the "month" thing is that they can stay fertile up to a month after a successful mating. If he is young, it may take him a few tried to get it right. My hens eggs were fertile from the first one, But they had been together since last year.
 

Rufflemyfeathers

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MY hen eggs were fertile from the start too, and the tom turkey he mates all the time just don't know if he gets it right. I may have this blog moved to turkeys. thanks..
 

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