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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Long Last Farm, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Long Last Farm

    Long Last Farm Songster

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    with a rooster to keep the eggs fertile?
     

  2. Mtn Cur

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    I think I heard a hen can lay fertile eggs for up to 14 days out of one mating. But, don't hold me to that.
     
  3. Long Last Farm

    Long Last Farm Songster

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    Thanks!
    Pat
     
  4. pgpoultry

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    The hen will lay fertile eggs for at least 2 weeks and may be as many as four after mating,

    Sandie
     

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