are theses fertilized?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jenjacksob, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. jenjacksob

    jenjacksob Just Hatched

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    new at chickens and I've been getting mixed answers from friends, Thanks!
     
  2. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    From what I can see, I see 5 fertile eggs.

    The sixth egg could be fertile too but I cannot see very well from the pic :)
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I see three that are infertile and two that are definitely fertile. One I can't see the blastoderm on at all, probably on the underside of the yolk.
     
  4. jenjacksob

    jenjacksob Just Hatched

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    This puzzles me, I thought I had all hens. Now I am going to have to post pictures of the chickens!
     
  5. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    So......

    What did you find out about your "hens"?

    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here
     
  6. jenjacksob

    jenjacksob Just Hatched

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    They can't be fertile, I absolutely do not have roosters[​IMG]
     
  7. kyleigh

    kyleigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pictures of your flock? As i see some that are definitely fertile. do any of your neighbors have roosters that might be escaping?
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Have you at any point had any cockerels? I've had boys as young as 10 weeks old successfully breed. And sperm can remain viable for 3 weeks, in a hen.
     
  9. jenjacksob

    jenjacksob Just Hatched

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    no. Iv'e had the girls since a day old with no boys around. All but one is laying eggs, she's a house chicken so I know she isn't fertilizing eggs.
     
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