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Are these eggs fertile?

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So on Teusday I'm planning to set a clutch of eggs in the bator! My rooster has been with his new haram since Thursday (I had to take him out Friday so there was no breeding that day) and these are some of the eggs I collected this morning! I think they are fertile but I wanted to double check with the experts- you guys! Fertile?

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My eyes aren't that good but I don't think so. Sometimes it's hard for me to see when they're right in front of me.

 

So the rooster was only with them one day - Thursday? Or 2 days, Thursday and Saturday?

 

That's not long enough. He may not have gotten around to all of them. Also, after a mating, semen is initially stored in the sperm storage ducts inside the cloaca. Then it has to make its way to the infundibulum where it enters more sperm storage ducts and fertilizes ovum that enter it. That usually takes a few days because an egg usually has to pass through the cloaca to squeeze out some of the semen so it makes that trek.

Usually, after mating, a hen has to lay an egg or two before ensuing eggs laid should be expected to be fertile.

That's because any egg laid, left the infundibulum 24 hours earlier and that location was the only opportunity to be fertilized.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 6/5/16 at 11:50am

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Ok! So I'll collect from them on Tuesday and then set them! Thanks!
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