? right index - how long are eggs fertile

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tykris99, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. tykris99

    tykris99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read multiple posts and it seems like some people are saying that eggs stay fertile for weeks. My rooster just went missing last night and so today I let my broody sit on 3 eggs and am assuming these are fertile - is it my understanding that I may have fertile eggs for several weeks despite no roo
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you will have fertile eggs for at least a week depending on how many hens you have.
     
  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    seven days is correct.
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    At least a week. Possibly 3 or 4. Usually when you want to make sure a hen isn't laying eggs from a certain roo anymore you wait a minimum of 3 and preferably 4 weeks.
     

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