How long will eggs be fertile

animal boy

In the Brooder
Oct 9, 2012
I had to get rid of my rooster and a few days ago I had my one hen go broody for the 3rd time in her life ( I feel bad because she has never been able to hatch out any babies :( ). I was going to move her bit then the I learned the eggs still may be fertile. How long will the eggs remain fertile? I really want her to hatch out at least one egg because this is likely her last chance to be a mama.


Broody Magician
Premium member
May 3, 2009
New Jersey
Eggs will remain high fertility for up to two weeks after the removal of a rooster, some fertility up to 3 weeks after removal, and occasional fertility up to 4 weeks after removal.
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