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Questions about Fertile Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dinos_rock, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a couple questions....[​IMG]

    When can a cockeral give you fertile eggs (How old does he have to be?)
    How long does a hen lay fertile eggs after a rooster is removed?


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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have had a rooster be fertile at around 4-5 months.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:General speaking they are fertile at 4 months or so. Some roosters take much longer especially some of the heavier breeds.


    Quote:About 2 weeks but some pople have reported fertility as long as 3 weeks after the last mating.
     
  4. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.[​IMG] He's a polish cockeral.
     
  5. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I thought of another question: [​IMG]

    How long does a hen have to be with a rooster for her to start laying fertile eggs?
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In theory the first egg developed and laid after mating can be fertile. As early as 1 - 2 days.
     
  7. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thanks
     

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