*Are they fertile??*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tripp16, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Hi everyone. Well I think/ hope one of my bantam hens is about to lay. She has been acting weird lately.... But my question is I have a rooster in with them (Paislee) I havent seen him mating with her but he may be doing it when Im not around if he is will her FIRST egg be fertile?? Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Only way to know for sure is to crack open the eggs and look for the 'bullseye'.
     
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    You could look for the bullseye when you crack it open -

    or you could put them first eggs in a bator and candle in about 3-5 days or so.
     
  4. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok I guess I will crack the first one open and if it is then Ill put the others in the bator!! [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
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