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So here I sit pondering the facts of life....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mlmadura, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. mlmadura

    mlmadura Songster

    May 1, 2008
    When chickens mate - is it only 1 egg that is fertilized?
    Or does it last for more than one lay??? lol [​IMG]
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    A hen will lay fertile eggs after a successful mating for about two to three weeks.
  3. Puff of Fluff

    Puff of Fluff Songster

    WOW! Thank you. I have believed for over 40 years that they could only lay 3 fertile eggs for each mating. I am not sure where I got that from, I think it was my grandma.

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