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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Jeffomatic 

You can eat fertile eggs, but I always lose my appetite if I see a red spot when I crack it in the pan!! lol


you dont usually get that problem if you take all your eggs everyday or if your hens arent sitting.

More birds than I care to count... just reminds me of the feed bill.... 5yo DD, 5yo pup, 8yo pup, and 5 yo kitty
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More birds than I care to count... just reminds me of the feed bill.... 5yo DD, 5yo pup, 8yo pup, and 5 yo kitty
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Jeffomatic 

You can eat fertile eggs, but I always lose my appetite if I see a red spot when I crack it in the pan!! lol


A red spot doesn't indicate fertility, it's simply a speck of blood shed by the hen's reproductive tract. You can get blood spots in infertile eggs also.

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I live on 10 acres in beautiful Central California with my DH, pets, & chickens
22 Barnevelder chicks in my coop!
My fireworks stand converted to coop project:
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post #13 of 15

Meat spots are red, too.  They happen because, when the yolk was shed, a little piece of tissue tore off with it.  Often happens with active hens.  Meat spots fade as eggs get old.  So, a meat spot in your egg can indicate the egg is very fresh and the hen who laid it was active, maybe healthy too.

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by halo 

Hens dont need a rooster to lay eggs.  They will lay eggs when they are mature; some breeds will lay eggs around 5 months, other later maturing breeds take much longer.  So it depends on the hen, not the rooster.


i have a 4 ameraucana i cockeriel amer. , 1 jap. bantam, 1 game hen, 1 black silkie, 1 polish, 1 anacona.. my question is are ameraucanas pullets slow to lay eggs? and my roo? it has only crowed twice 2 weeks ago are they too slow to grow? my bantam is quite amorable to one of he ameraucana which is about 5 months old. dthe other two are 4 months and the roo is about 5 months, the bantam is 1.5 yrs..

post #15 of 15

Our cock started crowing whilst in the house with the hen he came out first, then about an hour later she came out. The is an egg there but is it fertilized? and can we move her an the egg to a nesting house?

 

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