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post #11 of 35

That's good then. It will help a lot. Especially the separate pen. :thumbsup

 

RIR can get aggressive... what are your other current options? Are you going to breed for meat, eggs, or just for fun?

 

I won't lie, I'm excited to try my hand at hatching! :jumpy:jumpy 

post #12 of 35
Thread Starter 
I am breeding for fun and for some eggs.
I have 2 old English Roos, 2 RIR, and 1 unknown breed. Want to breed with my 2 fluer du Uccle hens.
post #13 of 35
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  In humans I thought they egg IS the fertility... How can an egg be infertile in and of itself? hu.gif  Non fertility means NO eggs, doesn't it?

This thread is talking about whether the eggs are fertile, not whether the hen is fertile. Even then, laying eggs is not a sign that a hen can produce offspring. A hinny duck, for example, is a sterile cross between a pekin drake and a muscovy female. All offspring are infertile and cannot produce ducklings, but the females will still lay eggs. The eggs however can never become fertile and hatch.

In terms of fertility, an egg itself is considered fertile if a rooster has fertilized it with his sperm. You can actually see the difference because in a fertile egg, the blastodisc will have become a blastoderm and the difference is visible. If this has not happened, the egg is considered to be infertile because obviously it is incapable of producing a chick.
Edited by Pyxis - 1/11/17 at 5:32pm
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post #14 of 35
Thread Starter 
Okay, I know that. I just cracked open two eggs and they both have bulls eyes, does that mean there is something wrong with my incubator if the other 6 eggs showed no development?
post #15 of 35
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Okay, I know that. I just cracked open two eggs and they both have bulls eyes, does that mean there is something wrong with my incubator if the other 6 eggs showed no development?

Sorry, that post was to answer the question of the person who asked it, I didn't mean to imply you didn't know!

If your eggs are fertile and yet not developing in the incubator, there could possibly be incubator problems, yes. It could also be that your cockerel is now fertilizing the hens, and wasn't doing that when you originally put eggs in, so the eggs in your incubator might not be fertile if this fertility is a new development.
Edited by Pyxis - 1/11/17 at 4:43pm
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post #16 of 35
Thread Starter 
Oh sorry didn't mean to sound rude!😊 I have two thermometers in their, a hygrometer, and an egg turner. They read 99.6 degrees and 45% humidity. The large end is up what am I doing wrong?
post #17 of 35
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Oh sorry didn't mean to sound rude!😊 I have two thermometers in their, a hygrometer, and an egg turner. They read 99.6 degrees and 45% humidity. The large end is up what am I doing wrong?

This all sounds good to me, humidity might be a bit high depending on your climate, but that wouldn't keep the eggs from developing. Are you using a still air or forced air incubator?

It really might be the case that the earlier eggs that you set in your incubator weren't fertile and he's just starting to fertilize them now.
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post #18 of 35
Thread Starter 
Ok, I'm using a still air little giant incubator. I guess he just is starting to do his job.
post #19 of 35
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Ok, I'm using a still air little giant incubator. I guess he just is starting to do his job.

Still air needs to be kept between 100 and 102 degrees. You were incubating using forced air temps. Also, with a still air, you need to move the eggs to different spots every couple of days so that they all incubate evenly, reducing the impact of cool and warm spots.

post #20 of 35
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Still air needs to be kept between 100 and 102 degrees. You were incubating using forced air temps. Also, with a still air, you need to move the eggs to different spots every couple of days so that they all incubate evenly, reducing the impact of cool and warm spots.

X2, you need to raise your temps a little.
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