Breeding Question?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teresaann24, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Can a rooster fertilize eggs if he is young but crowing?

    I'm not quite sure how old this young roo is. I was thinking 5 months old? He is crowing and one of my girls started laying and I put him in with her today he pretends to try and breed her but I dont think he knows what he is doing.

    Will it take him long to figure it out?

    With him being so young how long should I wait to see if he is producing fertlized eggs with my hen?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Won't take him long at all to figure out what to do...just be patient. Cracking a few eggs in a dish and looking for fertility will let you know that he knows what he is doing.
     
  3. JesusSavedMe

    JesusSavedMe Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:How do you do that?
     
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How do you do that?

    With the cracked egg in a bowl, look for a small bit of white on the edge of the yolk. That's fertilized.
     
  5. JesusSavedMe

    JesusSavedMe Out Of The Brooder

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    didnt mean to post this sorry
     
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  6. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    Quote:How do you do that?

    With the cracked egg in a bowl, look for a small bit of white on the edge of the yolk. That's fertilized.

    the white dot should be on all eggs u need to look for rings around the dot, that definately means it is fertile. [​IMG] it will look like a bullseye.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:How do you do that?

    With the cracked egg in a bowl, look for a small bit of white on the edge of the yolk. That's fertilized.

    Sorry, but that white is the Chalaza, one on each end of the yolk. It hold the yolk in the center of the egg. Yes look for thr bulls eye.
     
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  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I checked one of my eggs today from my hen who began laying again. She has not been with a roo for about 3 months and her eggs looks fertile? Is this possible?
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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