how soon after mating will egg be fertile???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sonew123, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I never thought of this before?? duh.. I know that the hen can stay fertile for up to 3 weeks or longer after mating but when would she be officially fertile after mating? 1 day a week???
     
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    break a few eggs and watch for the bullseye... once ONE is fertile all the others for a few weeks will be as well.
     
  3. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About a week.
     
  4. VTGIRL

    VTGIRL Out Of The Brooder

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    That is amazing. I never knew that and neither did my husband. U guys and gals are so smart. [​IMG]
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    thank you very much a week huh? huh? I thought it would be about 3 days oh well learn something new everyday:)
     
  6. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. That's a very good question. That had never occurred to me before.
     
  7. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me either
     

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