Are they Fertile??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mahalo4, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. mahalo4

    mahalo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 &1/2 month old roosters starting to breed my older hens are the young roosters fertile yet or are they too young?
     
  2. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it all depends on the roos... Have you caught them "doing his job" ? If then he is theres a good chance there fertil
     
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  3. mahalo4

    mahalo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are getting the job done! Just didnt expect them to start so Young they are Jersey giants!
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Crack the eggs, or at least one of them. Is there a nice white bullseye in the center of the egg?
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they are making "contact" instead of just going through the motions, the eggs will be fertile. It takes some longer than others to learn how to get the job done. They thrive on practice.
     
  6. mahalo4

    mahalo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You everyone for all the good advice!!
     

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