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how long will a hen lay fertile eggs after roo is removed

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bigdawg, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    i hope i posted in the correct place. i removed my rooster to give the hens a break and to grow some feathers back. they are running around naked. what i need to know is how long will the hens lay fertile eggs. after that the coop gets cleaned,birds dewormed, and coop and birds sprayed for lice and any thing else thats crawling. thanks

  2. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    Bolton, Mississippi
    Couple of weeks I think.

  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    They are living animals. It can vary. It can be as little as maybe nine days. It can be three weeks. Two weeks is a pretty good average to use.
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    ive heard as long as a month but i think most is about a week or two
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Two weeks for sure, three weeks maybe, and four weeks occassionally.
  6. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    sounds great. i have been saving eggs for hatching for 5 days. mon they go in the bator. thanks

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