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so confused!! fertile eggs developing while not under a hen or in an incubator

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So our Barred Rocks are 6 mo old and just started laying this week.  Of 9 hens, we are not getting consistency, yet. But, we have 11 roosters and they have been super friendly. 

 

4

1

2

3

1

3

3

4/15/16

4/16/16

4/17/16

4/18/16

4/19/16

4/20/16

4/21/16

1 1/8

1 3/8

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 5/8

2 3/8

1 3/8

 

1 5/8

1 1/2

 

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 1/8

 

 

1 1/2

 

1 7/8

1 1/2

1 1/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

day 1

day 2

day 3

day 4

day 5

day 6

day 7

 

When my son was making dinner, he noticed the super cool BULLSEYE on one of the eggs. We were all intrigued until the next egg--

 

 

Each of these eggs has been collected daily (in the same area) and sat in the kitchen.  The oldest it could be in 7 days old and it hasn't been under a hen or in an incubator.  So, how did it begin developing? According to google, it looks like its on day 5.  What do y'all think?

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I think that it is a blood spot and not a developing embryo.  You are aware that you have ten roosters too many, right?

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post #3 of 3
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LOL@too many roosters. Yes, 9 of them are going to the freezer on Saturday (with 50 broilers) and we have 36 more pullets that are under a month old.  So, we will have 2 roosters. 

 

So you think thats a blood spot? It was just really big.  We have never done the rooster thing and it SOOOOO exciting! TY for the help


Edited by RGreenfamily - 4/21/16 at 6:20pm
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