Eggs aren't fertile, Why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LilJoe, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only about 12 pullets that are laying through the winter and 3 roosters are free ranging with them. I've seen all three roos mate a couple of them. I cracked two eggs open today and before frying them I checked if they were fertile or not...NOPE!
    Any ideas or anything? Does winter affect the roosters fertility like it affects the hens laying?
     
  2. GOTchickens1978

    GOTchickens1978 Just Hatched

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    Wait were you expecting g to see a chick? The eggs would have to be incubated by the hen or in an incubator in order to for a chick to develop...
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    While that is true, OP may be referring to examination of the germinal disc, which is how you determine fertility of non-incubated eggs.
     
  4. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No the bulls-eye mark...the blastoderm but I saw the blastodisc.
     
  5. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or were you egg-specting[​IMG] to see a a small circle on the yoke if so that is easy to miss can we have more details please
     
  6. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how to give any more details? All that was there was the irregular shaped blastodisc
     
  7. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And whose OP?
     
  8. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Over Powered? [​IMG]
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I believe the details being requested were what basis you were using (such as your noted examination of the bastodisc) to determine fertility/infertility -- you knew what method you used, but we did not from reading your post.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

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    You - the Original Poster
     

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