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Fertile eggs????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Billy7871, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Billy7871

    Billy7871 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster is very young and just has started mating about a month ago. I have 26 eggs in the incubator and I just candled them at day 3 and no veins or anything. Is the rooster just too young. It is just the one roo and 5 hens.[​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sometimes, it takes awhile for them to get the hang of the proper mating technique. How old is he?
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    He may be to young but I wouldnt give up on those eggs yet. Candle a day 7.
     
  4. Billy7871

    Billy7871 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is 6 months old
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'll tell you a little story. My hens were about 11 months old when they met their first rooster (he'd been in quarantine for a month previously). Good male/female ratio and the rooster was the same age as the girls. It took Hawkeye five, yes FIVE, months before I saw one fertile egg. He was such a gentleman, that he did take no for an answer! I miss that guy.
     
  6. Billy7871

    Billy7871 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked this morning as I was turning the eggs and the are starting to vain. Yippie....[​IMG]
     

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