Are these Fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sillycmoy, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. sillycmoy

    sillycmoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the last week or so all the eggs are starting to have these white spots on them, and some are bigger then others. All our girls have started laying in the last month. I have 18 outside and only 5 layers, so I think I might have a mystery Roo outside. Just was wondering what you thought.

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  2. ChickenAndMore

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    Yep, looks like you have a roo.
     
  3. sillycmoy

    sillycmoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I was thinking. Now I'm sitting her wanted to get an incubator just for fun. But we are way, way over our chicken limit with the 18. But I want to hatch some so bad just for fun.

    Now to try and figure out who is the Quiet Mister outside. At least I haven't heard any Crows.
     
  4. ChickenAndMore

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    I recommend getting a incubator and hatching eggs, it is fun and addictive. If you think you know which one the roo is you can post a picture and someone on here can help you figure it out.
     
  5. sillycmoy

    sillycmoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here was the eggs that were from Yesterday. Are we sure they are fertile. No one can tell me who the Rooster is, and I've posted a million photos.

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  7. sillycmoy

    sillycmoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I've been trying to watch, but its hard to watch for very long, its about 10 outside all day long. And I've never heard a crow. I've posted photos of all the possible Roo's and everyone said they look like Pullets. So very frustrating. But I want to get a incubator now to see if I can hatch some.
     
  8. hosspak

    hosspak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo's didn't start mating until they started crowing.. Look for the spur growing on the legs, If those eggs are truly fertile, finding the horny male should be easy. I can sit in my run for 5 minutes and witness several acts...
     
  9. sillycmoy

    sillycmoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I was out there for over an hour today, and they all just were either eating the scratch I through out for the day or sun bathing in the sun. I even got a brand new Maran egg yesterday, the very first one ever and it had a bull eye in it as well. I just don't know how else to check if they are fertile other then these photo's. I don't have an incubator to stick them in for a few days and then candle them. Everyone out there is from March-August of last year hatching.
     
  10. purplesquirrel

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    Try going up to each chicken, and slowly put your shoe in their face, cockerels generally look aggressive and go rigid, hens will duck (not duck, quack-quack) :)
    Or any kind've of mildly frightening situation for them, hens will go still and quiet or go small or hide, cockerels will stand still and tall and look ****** off haha.
    For example, make a loud abrupt squeaking (kissy) noise with your lips, or watch to see how they react when I big bird flies over.
    Cockerels bodies are generally more slim, athletic, longer legs, bigger strut.

    Take photos of some of the suspects and put 'em up x
     

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