female blue eared lays woping 20 eggs

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  1. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my female blue eared laid 20 eggs only 2 fertile do you think its because the mudiness in the spring or is the male not a good breader please replie.[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    How mature is the male? I would work on cleaning up the pen to optimize viability of the eggs. I'm going more with unsatisfactory environment rather than age of the cockbird since if he could fertilize 2 eggs, more should have been fertile.
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Blue eareds are fertile the first year,so I guess either the male is not breeding her during the breeding season,or bred her to late in the season.If you have fertile eggs,he did breed her.It just a matter of when he bred her.
    My 2 hens laid 46 eggs last year and 12 this year.All my egg counts were low this year.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey tony im the kid you talked to on the phone.
     
  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    James you made it.I see you called a few times.I went up north for the weekend,so I couldn't call you back.Now we need to get Peter on here.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     

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