need answer quick about fertile eggs thanks!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tebs78, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long will eggs be fertile after you get rid of a rooster? I have some one locally that will give me RIR eggs and they are doing away with the rooster because he is too aggressive and I want to know how long after will the eggs remain fertile?

    How long can you safely store eggs before incubating them and it doesn't affect the hatching rate?
     
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  2. Kristina

    Kristina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually about 2-3 weeks [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The average is about 2 weeks +/-. The fertility rate starts to decline after that.
     
  4. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh good so if I take the eggs any time before 2 weeks they should be okay! My incubator is full and I need another week!
     

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