How long does she stay fretile?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tcal, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long after a hen is mated by a rooster does she lay fertile eggs? I am talking about a single mating.
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    1-2 weeks?
     
  3. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe 2 weeks is accurate.
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    There are many factors involved such as condition & ''potency" of the roo, age of the hen, condition of the hen, breed of hen, etc...but usually it's 10-14 days.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Generally up to a couple of weeks.
     

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