Are our eggs fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kjn821, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. kjn821

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    We have a free roaming chicken but no rooster. However our neighbor has a rooster in a fence and she goes over there often, not sure if she can get over the fence though. But for almost three weeks now she has been laying on about a dozen eggs under the porch. She rarely ever leaves the eggs, does that mean the eggs are fertile?
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

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    No. Chickens will go broody regardless of wether they have fertile eggs or not. Mine try to hatch out golf balls...they haven't succeeded yet. You can check your eggs as you use them by cracking them open and looking for a bullseye on the yolk. Then you will know if she's having a secret romance with the neighbor's roo. [​IMG]
     
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    There's feathers on the outside of the eggs does that mean anything?
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

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    No.
     

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