Bantam hen fertilized by normal sized roooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jwalters, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. jwalters

    jwalters In the Brooder

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    Is this posible and will the eggs hatch or should I just get the eggs away from the broody mini hen?
     

  2. Sorin

    Sorin Songster

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    I can tell you from experience that yes it is possible! [​IMG] and I don't see any reason why you can't let them hatch! If you want to check the fertility, just grab one of her other eggs, crack it open and look for the bullseye on the yolk. Here's a great post about identifying fertile vs infertile eggs, awesome pics in it. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008
     
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  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

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    They should be fertilized just fine, and the combination of chicken parents won't have an effect on the hatch rate. I've got bantam roosters and large roosters with bantam and large hens, right now it's just a free-for-all because I don't have them penned separately, and I'm hatching an interesting assortment of chicks.
     
  4. jwalters

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    Does anyone have pics of the parents and offspring to see the outcome?
     

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