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
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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couple of weeks I think.

    Somebody...?
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive heard as long as a month but i think most is about a week or two
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    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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