Can you please tell me if this egg is fertilized?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Duders, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Duders

    Duders Just Hatched

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  2. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a bit challenging to tell from the photo but I have a picture that might help you.
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  3. teaton

    teaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Appears fertile but many people prefer to eat them like that, extra protien lol. 9 xs out if 10 if you have a rooster with your hens you will have fertile eggs unless hes severely out numbered. 1 roo can take care of up to 10 ladies [​IMG]
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Looks fertile to me.
    Does not add protein.
    How many females a male can keep fertile depends more on the male than the ratio of males.to females.
    1:10 is a commercial standard for fertility efficacy.
     
  5. Duders

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    Thanks for the input! It appeared fertile to me, but we don't have a roo!!
     
  6. teaton

    teaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now thats odd, cant be fertile without a roo lol. Does any of your neighbors have one that might have came over?
     
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