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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wtouvell, Mar 11, 2016.
I have a few Black Jersey Giants as well. Probably better chance of using them to hatch the eggs.
Hi ! I am a new chicken owner so pleaseee don't judge in the question I'm about to ask
I recently bought a hen who was the dominant hen in her flock at her previous home. When I was at her previous Home the rooster did his thang (I think) and after deciding I wanted her we took her home. She hasn't begun laying here yet due to relocation stress I'm sure, but when she DOES lay that first egg is there a possibility it could be fertile due to the mating before we left? Or it doesn't work that way lol sorry for the dumb question
I'm not gonna judge you!
I don't think it works like that, as chickens need to lay an egg within 1-2 days before the eggs aren't fertile anymore.
Thank you for answering !! ))
Actually, hens can store sperm and have fertile eggs for 3 weeks or longer. Crack a few open and look for the bullseye, then go ahead and incubate if you want!
Wow! I will deff post pics because I've never seen a fertile egg! I'll let the experts tell me
There's lots of pics on BYC, just use the search bar.
wow thank you! with my luck, the first egg will be fertile and the rest that come wont be lol
Positive thoughts!!! lol