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Are my eggs fertile?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jannaschickies, May 24, 2016.

  1. Jannaschickies

    Jannaschickies New Egg

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    So be got 6 chicks last year, and one RIR never laid any eggs. "She's" the biggest one, but doesn't really look like a rooster. I just noticed, however, that it has spurs! I've never seen it do roostery fertilization acts... but now I can't tell if my eggs are fertile or not. These are from 4 different chickens. Any thoughts?[​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Not looking particularly fertile - it would be more beneficial to take a photo of the bird in question and post it. Keep in mind that hens can develop spurs too (I have three in my current flock with very impressive ones) - and some roosters never do -- so the presence/absence of spurs is not a reliable indication of gender.
     
  3. Jannaschickies

    Jannaschickies New Egg

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    I totally thought that the spurs definitely meant she was a rooster. It's probably should hen then, that just never laid eggs. I'll put a picture of her up tomorrow when it's light outside. Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Not looking fertile to me either. If your rooster is active, you will see him, they aren't shy. [​IMG]
     
  6. mimsy

    mimsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spurs don't mean rooster.

    This is a 4 year old hen who still lays about 3 eggs a week. :) And check out those spurs!

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  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I almost said something, but I didn't have a photo to share...wow, you sure do.
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    wow with spurs like that she looks like a real war machine. I think the Avengers could use her in their next movie. Welcome to BYC. Sorry but, your eggs aren't fertile.
     
  10. mikeldb

    mikeldb Out Of The Brooder

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    yes all 4 are see the little white dot on the yolk
     

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