How soon can eggs be fertile?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MoodyChicken, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a hen in with a roo and started collecting five days later. Wishful thinking, or could they be fertile?
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought about doing that... but I hate to waste a perfectly good egg. Plus, this hen doesn't lay very often, I only have two eggs after more than a week... I'd only have one then!
     
  4. cochin44

    cochin44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always wondered about this too. I was told 10 days is plenty, but I'm sure it's a lot fewer days than that.
     
  5. roosty

    roosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, I know for a fact my eggs were fertile after just 3 days with a roo!! I incubated and hatched them!!
     
  6. tileman@prodigBird Raiser

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    They will be fertile 2 days after he jumps on her.
     
  7. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, fantastic. Thanks!
     
  8. jay1995

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    Wondering the same thing. Thanks, -Jay
     

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