Are some Roos Infertile?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by abel1940, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. abel1940

    abel1940 New Egg

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    I have 5 buff orpington hens and 1 roo. the hens started laying about 3 months, so I decided to have 18 eggs incubated by a person that claimed to do it. they were supposed to have hatched 3-7-12. on 3-8-12 she said she was sorry but none of the eggs hatched.
    on day 10 after incubation started she candled them and told me 13 of the eggs were growing but now she said none hatched. My question is, Is there such a thing as an infertile Rooster.-ABEL
     
  2. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you might want to let your rooster get a little older before you try to hatch eggs. Pullet eggs don't always hatch the best, so it might be that your flock is a little young. We wait for our girls (and guys) to be about eight months before we try to get a broody to hatch their eggs.
     

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