Still getting fertile eggs after 18 days

Coop de Grille

Songster
10 Years
Apr 24, 2010
682
20
176
South Carolina
I had to get rid of a mean roo 18 days ago but my girls are still laying fertile eggs! I don't have any other roo's even close enough to breeding age, they are only two and a half weeks old. I am surprised they are still fertile, I thought the fertility would have dropped off after 10-14 days but the fertile eggs are still coming. My DH says my roo must have been a real stud lol
 
Last edited:

DanEP

Songster
May 15, 2010
1,020
135
226
Cadiz Ky
I had a aussie roo and wr roo in my flock.When I wanted to breed then white rocks I seoerated the girls for 21 days then put the wr roo in with them and waited 3 days befoere gathering eggs and still got two black chicks. New rules wait four weeks then save eggs.
 

speckledhen

Intentional Solitude
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Feb 3, 2007
78,865
12,861
996
Blue Ridge Mtns. of North Georgia
It's unusual for them to still be fertile after 3 weeks, but there have been very rare occasions when folks have had chicks obviously sired by the former rooster after 4 weeks. For the most part, you're good to go if you wait 21 days or so.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom