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Early fertility?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by birds4kids, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. birds4kids

    birds4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back on March 12 or 13 I got some day old polish chicks and about 4 weeks later integrated them to my coop(August hatch).
    One of the polish turn out to be male.
    The Silkies went broody and two weeks ago I put some fertile eggs from Craigslist under them. That left just one hen laying and I was not harassing her sisters to collect them often. Well last night when I collected the "infertile" eggs I found an inch long embryo. Apparently the three month old polish cockerel has been fertile at least a week.
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i'm not sure when roos become fertile but it's probably normal
     

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