How long does it take for eggs to be fertile

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Rufflemyfeathers, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Songster

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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..???
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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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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  3. jenjscott

    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.
     
  4. 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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