Need some advice...

Discussion in 'Chick Raising Forum' started by HeyHeyEvie, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. HeyHeyEvie

    HeyHeyEvie New Member

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    I picked up a couple Barred Rocks from a lady out in Burke yesterday, and they had roosters. Is it possible that the eggs they layer today would be fertilized? I'd like to know if I should leave them in the coop and see if they can hatch them or if I should bring them in with the rest. How long do the eggs stay fertilized? Tjanks!
     
  2. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    Yes, if the hens were with a rooster they "should" be fertilized. (But) you need a broody hen to hatch them ...

    As for the last question, I'm not sure what you are asking? (sorry)
     

  3. muranofarms

    muranofarms New Member

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    If the hens were bred recently, they should lay fertile eggs for at least 2 weeks. A fertile egg is good for 10 days after it is laid. After that it looses viability....so you could still incubate them after that, but less of them will develop and/or hatch.
     
  4. oakwood

    oakwood New Member

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    Ditto , muranofarms :)