How long does it take for my eggs to become fertile again?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pattgal, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I had to remove some hens from the community because Mr roo wasn't able to keep up with his daily activities (talk about a lucky rooster Eh?) I had 16 hens to one roo so that explains all the blank eggs ive been seeing in my frying pan... I took out all the ones that laid eggs that were too small for incubating (at least in my opinion)
    So roughly how long should it be till I see fertile eggs??
     
  2. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe I read you could start getting fertile eggs within two days or so.

    Keep in mind, it's always possible that a particular roo/hen pair is not compatible and he will never be able to get the job done. Also if you have one of the big fluffy breeds, it's possible that the required "parts" aren't making contact. This can be resolved by trimming a few feathers.

    So consider those factors, the age of your birds, the diet of your birds, etc.

    Hopefully it's just too many ladies for him to handle.

    Good luck,
    Deb
     
  3. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh were just talking about a marans roo and some regular red hens, it shouldnt be a problem
     

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