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Fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mcclucker, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. mcclucker

    mcclucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first flock and they just started laying on Thanksgiving. I got an accidental rooster in there but wasn't sure he was up to the task yet. Have seen a lot of mating with the first hen to lay though. This looks fertile right? Laid by an Easter egger. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks fertile to me :D
    He seems to have been up to the task!
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. It is fertile.
     
  4. mcclucker

    mcclucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! He is only interested in the one hen who is laying. I feel bad for her! The others need to catch up asap!!
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Are all your birds the same age?
    Usually young cockerels try to mount all birds, ready or not.
    Might be a good sign that he is leaving the others alone.
     
  6. mcclucker

    mcclucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. Yes, they are all the exact same age.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You have no other older cockbird(s)?
    Amazing......he could be a keeper for sure.....unless he's harassing the others when you're not looking ;-)
     
  8. mcclucker

    mcclucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess he could be, but I just saw him mounting the other Easter egger today so I think he really wasn't. I have spent a lot of time out there with them winterizing the coop and hadn't seen him try anything with the others. He's a GLW. Gorgeous but he has always seemed a bit dim to me. New to chickens though, so what do I know? He's generally gentle otherwise, has never attacked me, eats out of my hand but doesn't want to be handled.
     
  9. JennaMW14

    JennaMW14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep that's a fertile egg, I'm not sure what you mean by "dim". Good luck! :)
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    He may just be a mellow fellow......'most' young cockerels are terrors.
    Time will tell.
     

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