How long is a hen fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Billjr, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Billjr

    Billjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering how long a hen is fertile. I got two RIR hens from a friend two months ago that were with roosters. I just built and dialed in an incubator. One of my hens is laying every other day. Should I bother trying to hatch a few or get a few from my buddy's hens. Thanks.
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    A month at the most, fertility greatly decreases after the first week.
     
  3. Madcap621

    Madcap621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cousin-in-law, the poultry Doctorate, says that fertility is maintained at optimal level if the roo is w/the hens 2 hours per week. [​IMG]:cd
     
  4. Billjr

    Billjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was fast. Thanks for the replies. I guess I need some eggs. Or a conjugal visit I've seen that some people get eggs from Sonew. I might try those.
     

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