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Egg Fertilization

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by laughingclown, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. laughingclown

    laughingclown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently got a rooster. If my rooster mates with a hen how long does it take to start seeing fertilized eggs. Its been two days and nothing so far. I have a broody hen waiting.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My understanding is if the hen is covered on Monday, Tuesday's egg is fertile. What sign are you looking for to tell fertility?


    Oh, and if it's all too much bother for you, just send that broody over here. I'm always looking for more [​IMG]
     
  3. laughingclown

    laughingclown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up three eggs and cracked them all looking for the tell tail donut on the yolk. Still nothing. Hopefully this rooster get with the program soon. I have to say, even though he crows constantly he has integrated great. Hes already looking out for the hens. My son said they were picking on my broody hen and the rooster stepped in and stopped it. I live in a urban setting, and even though I went and asked most of my neighbors I'm still waiting for a knock at my door. No ordinances about roosters or chickens, however we do have noise ordinances. Doesn't stop anyone else waking us up at wee hours though.
     

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