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How long does a chicken stay fertile?
Well, a hen will usually lay a clutch of 10 eggs to sit on so they stay fertile for at least that long (10 days). I don’t really know after that.
How long does it take for an egg to be fertile?
An egg laid the next day may or may not be fertile, depending on the timing. An egg laid on the third day definitely should be fertile. The amount of time during which the hen will continue to lay fertile eggs depends on how much sperm fills the SSTs, which are capable of storing semen from multiple matings and multiple roosters.
How long do eggs stay fertilized from the hen?
I use 2- no more than 3 weeks as to your answer on how long your eggs stay fertilized coming from the hen. However, be sure and keep them in a cool place like 70 to no more than 80 degree room temperatature and incubate by 5 days otherwise the fertilization and birthrate RAPIDLY goes down AFTER this time.
How do you know if a chicken is fertile after mating?
When a hen has laid at least two infertile eggs in a row, you can be pretty sure her SSTs are clear of sperm. Many chicken keepers, to assure fertile eggs are from the desired mating, simply put the hen and rooster together, then wait two to three weeks before collecting the eggs for hatching.