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Is it fertile?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by theron, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

    Nov 15, 2009
    Midland, MI
    I just got 2 partridge silkies yesterday. there was an egg with them too. The seller said that one would be fertile because it was with a rooster. Today there was one more egg. They are separated from the other chickens. Could that egg be fertile as well?
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    If that hen was with a Roo then yes it could still be fertile up to a couple of weeks ( I think). Maybe longer.
     
  3. RM44

    RM44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read and heard, the Roo's sperm can remain inside the chicken and fertilize eggs for up to 4-5 days. That seemed to be the general consensus when I did my research.
     

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