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How Long Will Eggs Remain Fertile From One Roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Patchesnposies, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    For the life of me I couldn't think of how to word this question!

    If a hen mates with one rooster and you want her to mate with another, how long will her eggs be fertile from the first roo?

    Clear as mud????

    Next time my husband can ask his own questions!!! [​IMG]

  2. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    I just asked this myself in the last couple days. Here is a muddy answer for you....
    I was told 4 days to 4 weeks [​IMG]
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    It is best to wait 2 weeks before letting the new occupants claim full responsibility for what is going on. Clear enough for ya??
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    4 weeks minimum, 5 to be safe. That is the standard.
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    The usual answer is 3 weeks and so most say wait 4 weeks if you want to be sure your getting chicks from the 2nd roo.

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