Does that look fertile to you?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Snozzle, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Snozzle

    Snozzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After 2 attempts of trying to hatch Bellas eggs with no results and no development whatsoever, I am beginning to wonder if either her or my roo are infertile. They are both pretty young, but she has been laying for a month now, they are evenly shaped and colored, with good shells and I have seen the roo do his rooly duties. I have looked up how to tell if they are fertile or not and I could not see a germinal spot at all on the yolk, only the stringy thing and a little blood. I figured I would ask first before getting another bantam hen to test out if it is the hen or the roo.
    I know the pic isn't the best, but I couldn't find my camera and used my cell camera. If it's too blurry I'll try to get a better one tomorrow.
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  2. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what im seeing no it doesnt srry :(
     
  3. Snozzle

    Snozzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well poo. Any vets that do fertility treatment for birds? lol
    With dogs and cats I would give red raspberry leafs as a supplement to increase fertility, can I give that to chickens in their food?
    I love these two, they have such unique personalities, I watch them more then any other chickens, my vet even fell in love with them, I really want some babies from them.
     
  4. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure but thats a good question now thats something i need to look up lol
     
  5. Snozzle

    Snozzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found a good link on it http://www.thepracticalherbalist.com/component/content/article/40/236.html
    So the answer is yes, you can give them fresh of the plant and birds actually like to eat them. Hmm I don't have red ones, I have tons of wild growing blackberries though, I wonder if the same chemicals are in those, if not I guess I will put that on my list of plants to order this spring.
     
  6. Snozzle

    Snozzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woohoo tractor supply had 2 heritage red raspberries on sale for $4.99 so I grabbed a set. I'll plant them near the coops when it stops raining.
     
  7. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome got real lucky there lol good luck :D :D :D
     
  8. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ifyou roo is old yu mite have to get a yonger
     
  9. Snozzle

    Snozzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they are both very young, if anything he may be too young, he just started getting little bumps for spurs this past month
     
  10. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea he is to young buy an older roo or if yur friends have one you can borrow for a few weeks take out the younger roo
     

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