1st Egg Today, but is it fertile?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Buns, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Buns

    Buns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen no breeding by our self blue Dutch rooster. His hen layed her first egg today... plan to put it in the incubator anyway, but shouldn't I be seeing him breed her? They are penned together like many of my other birds and I am aware of breeding activity of all the pairs with the exception of this one. Roo is very very sweet and seems kind of immature behaviorally compared to the OEGB's I have. Appearance-wise he looks mature, he is the same age as the hen.
    Thank you.
     
  2. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be fertile. But it's wise to wait about 2 weeks before trying to incubate any eggs. Let the girl get the pipes worked out. You can try but the eggs will be small and you also could get a double yolker.
     
  3. Buns

    Buns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your reply.
    Why would it be more likely for an early egg to have double yolks?
     

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