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After the rooster has mated with a hen the sperm packet is good for about 10 days. Unlike most creatures the birds do not need fertilizing each time, for each egg. The sperm is stored in the cloaca of the hen for up to 10 days and then needs replenishing. If the rooster has died or otherwise left the flock his progeny may go on for a few more days as the hens eggs will still be fertile until the sperm packet is depleted.
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Q: After you remove the rooster from the coop how long will hens lay fertile eggs?
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Do you have to remove a rooster from the coop when the baby chicks hatch?

If you hen hatched the eggs, and now you have baby chicks following the mom around you do not have to remove the rooster. Mom will make it very clear to the rooster that he is not to bother the youngsters.


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You don't the rooster needs to mate with the hen. Then the eggs will be fertile for about a month


How do you get non-fertile chicken eggs from the chicken?

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How do hens lay eggs without a rooster?

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How long will eggs be fertile after you take the rooster away?

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