When are they fertile

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ridgerunner, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    How soon after mating are chicken eggs fertile?

    After mating, how long do the eggs stay fertile?
     
  2. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted this question last week about turkey eggs and someone replyed that if turkeys where the same as chickens it would be 1 week. hope thats acurate.
     
  3. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
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    I read it takes 24 hours, and then they can be fertile for up to four weeks, but it is best it the first two or so.

    Anyone with more experience?
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Three days if you figure how long it takes an egg to develope to laying size.
     
  5. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    OOOOO, see do not listen to me listen to them! [​IMG] They know! That is good info to have, i will remember that! Thank you lollipop!! [​IMG]
     

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