How Long To Wait To Use as Hatching Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ndemerly, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. ndemerly

    ndemerly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I breed a hen and rooster who are not together in the same run. How long will it take for the eggs to become fertilized?
     
  2. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    I would assume 48hrs and then the eggs COULd be fetilized. I don't really know, but I'm just guessing that if a chiocken lays an egg every day(or every other day) that after 48 hrs the eggs could possibly be fertyilized as that egg wouldn't have the shell on it yet....maybe I shouldn't have answered [​IMG]
     
  3. ndemerly

    ndemerly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks... Somewhere I read that it takes two weeks for the eggs to actually take and make chicks. I'm not sure though only tried it once with no luck:(
     
  4. outback hatcher

    outback hatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was told that after 3 weeks then the new rooster is sure to be the father
     
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    As soon as the rooster and the hen mate, the eggs will be fertile. If there was a rooster with the hen before, and you want her mated with a different rooster, you should wait at least 3 weeks (after rooster #1 is separated from her), to consider the second rooster as the sire.
     

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