Can I ask if these eggs are fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rlhagan56, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. rlhagan56

    rlhagan56 Songster

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    My 2 Silkie roosters are 8 months old and the hens are 14 months. Are these fertile eggs? My Splash rooster died last fall, I got some good hatchings out of him, but I wonder if these are just too young. A few look fertile but I'm not sure, and the hens lay so inconsistently it's hard to collect very many in one week.
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  2. Of course you can ask!

    They don't look like they're fertilized unfortunately
     
  3. rlhagan56

    rlhagan56 Songster

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    Yeah that's what I thought. Dang roosters. 2 Silkie roosters 8 months old and they don't seem interested in earning their keep. Thank you!
     
  4. I don't know at what a roo becomes Fertile, but that could have something to do with it. What breed are your hens?
     
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  6. rlhagan56

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    All are Silkie's.
    Thanks for the link!.
     
  7. Ok, I was wondering because if the hens are much bigger than the roo he can have problems mating them
     

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