Fertilization period

by Therese
(Flagstaff, AZ)

How long before the egg is laid does fertilization have to occur? My Jenday conure is currently laying (she has laid one and I'm expecting 2-3 more eggs over the next week). If I try to mate her now, is it possible any of these eggs would be fertilized? (I've read the other posts and I understand the importance of working with an experienced breeder, getting her checked by an avian vet and making sure she has a good diet, which she does.)

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May 16, 2015
Fertilization of eggs question
by: Tracie

I am not a breeder, but from what I understand it is possible, if breeding happens a few days before the egg is laid. Amazingly, the birds can mate a couple of months earlier and still have fertilized eggs.

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