How long for fertilized eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by coffeemama, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    So I got a roo and a hen Tuesday, and he has bred with most of my other hens a few times this week. How long does it take for the eggs being layed to be fertile. When the hen that came with him starts laying again, I assume her eggs will fertile. It's my hens that I'm not sure about. My roo was killed today, and I want to try to hatch some of my hens' eggs, but don't want to start collecting too soon. Make sense?
     
  2. Hi!
    I *think* the next egg layed after mating will be fertilized.
    Sorry to hear about your roo. The eggs from the hens that had been successfully mated should remain fertile for *about* 3 weeks.
    Good luck!
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    Lisa
     
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Thanks Lisa [​IMG]
     

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