Question about egg fertility and collection

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cutipatooti, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. cutipatooti

    cutipatooti Songster

    Apr 24, 2012
    Barryville NY
    I have a breeding pen, and last night I noticed one chicken had gotten out and was in the group pen. I put her back in with the breeders but want to know if I can still collect an egg from her for the next day or 2, or could she have been fertilized by the other " undesirable" males. I'm going to incubate in the next few days and wanted a few eggs from her. I know because she got out I need to wait 4 weeks to collect her eggs for them to be pure, but will they still be pure for the next 2 days?
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

    Aug 10, 2013
    If she mated with the undesirable rooster then it will be tomorrows egg that is fertile by him.. To be safe I would not collect her eggs until a few days after you verify she mates with the Rooster you want her too.

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