How long will I get fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by riftnreef, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. riftnreef

    riftnreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up a couple EE and a BR yesterday that were kept with roos. How long could I expect fertile eggs from these girls if I were so inclined to put them in the bator?
     
  2. MiniBeesKnees

    MiniBeesKnees Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've read as little as ten days to as much as three weeks.
    Terry in TN
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:Sounds about right...on average of course [​IMG] Individual results vary [​IMG]
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The problem you may find is that they'll stop laying due to the stress of moving from their old home to their new home. Many times they'll lay the first 2-3 days you have them (cuz the eggs are already "in the works") and then stop, and won't resume until they've settled in. So you might need to get the incubator up and running right quick and throw in every egg they do give you in the next couple of days.
     
  5. riftnreef

    riftnreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Momma says we got too many chickens already...yea, like there is such a thing?....but I don't think she's gonna let me incubate them. Thats OK, the feed stores will have chicks in a month or two, and she can never say no to fuzzy butts...[​IMG]
     

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