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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by chickenraiser22 View Post
 

You might have to get a roster that's a different breed.

 

Not sure why I would do that, they are pure Sumatra flocks. I have not heard many, if any people with Sumatra fertility issues. Obviously there can be a dud roo in any breed but I have got fertile eggs from both of these roos as I stated.  


Edited by dsfrango - 3/29/16 at 5:44pm
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post #12 of 18
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I would suggest sacrificing some eggs over the next several days - crack and examine the actual germinal disc....this will help to narrow whether it is a matter of the eggs not being fertilized or another issue causing a lack of development and help you to decide the best next step. 

 

Ill have to look up the "germinal disk" idea. I have never heard of that. I will crack a couple open but what exactly am I looking for?

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post #14 of 18

Its also called the bullseye.

post #15 of 18
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Thank you chickenraiser! I hadn't got to googling it yet. Ill have some time tomorrow to crack a few open.

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post #16 of 18
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If they aren't fertile then maybe the roosters are stressed for some reason. I have heard about the fluff getting in the way of "the business" so my next question is, if the fluff is getting in the way, should I pluck or clip the feathers around the vents?

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post #17 of 18

That's what I would suggest. 

post #18 of 18

It is sometimes hard to spot the bullseye.

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