how long till another egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kandrews, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. kandrews

    kandrews Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie hen laid an egg yesterday for the first time how long till the next egg and i have a roo will the second one be fertile?
     
  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet you'll get another within 3 days.

    It could be fertile already. When you crack it, if you see a white pin dot, it's not fertilized. If the pin dot has a bulls eye around it, it should be fertile.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Well, if the rooster has been with her all along not only will the second be fertile, but the first is also fertile. (Assuming that he has been successfully breeding her.) Some silkies will lay every other day, others will lay 5 + eggs per week. A lot depends upon the age ang genetic background of the hen.
     
  4. kandrews

    kandrews Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thanks!!!
     

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