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?Could it be a Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SumYoungChic, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. SumYoungChic

    SumYoungChic New Egg

    Jul 19, 2016
    I'm new to Chickens. (2 1/2 Months) My 1 1/2 - 2 year old girls give me 3-4 eggs a day. Lately one of the Girls jumps on the back of another Hen. A friend suggested this is the behavior of a Rooster. She doesn't look like a Rooster except her feet might be bigger than the rest. One of the 4 eggs I collect sometimes has a pinhead sized dot of blood in the white 7 on the yolk. Is it fertilized?

    Can you help?
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    Do you have a photo of the suspected roo?
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Blood spots in eggs do not indicate fertility.
    Please post a picture of your suspected male.
    1 person likes this.

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