Question about egg fertility

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kukupecpec, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. kukupecpec

    kukupecpec Songster

    Aug 24, 2012
    Tucson AZ
    So I went to make myself some breakfast of the last egg of my outdoor chickens eggs (seems they have stopped laying in the cold) and the first 3 eggs from my new indoor serama. I don't have a rooster outside, so I've never had fertile eggs until my seramas. I was wondering if the these two eggs with the nifty little circles are fertile?! (top and bottom eggs in the pic)

    That being said - the larger one (top) is from my OUTSIDE EE... who is new to my flock and was laying before I got her, but has been with me for a month (she is my only blue egg layer so it simply has to be from her) so I was wondering, for how long can a chicken have fertile eggs after mating?



  2. BackyardFarmMom

    BackyardFarmMom Songster

    Mar 27, 2012
    Yes the bulls eye means fertile
    I believe one mating can last 14 days... Or so I have read...
    Some people seperate the birds for 3-4 weeks if they are trying to breed true though (just in case)

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