fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by laruec, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. laruec

    laruec Out Of The Brooder

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    I have gotten several fertile eggs this week. They are from one of my leghorns. I have a couple of questions:
    1- what are the concerns (if any) with in-breeding - I have 5 hens (2 leghorns, 1 buff, 1 rhode island, 1 barred rock), and a barred rock rooster.
    2- I would like to have chicks in the spring, do I simply leave the eggs in the nest, and hope for a hen to sit on them??


    Would LOVE feedback!
     
  2. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    is your rooster related to any of your girls? i wouldn't worry about having in-breeding if the roo was not related at all to the girls.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2009
  3. laruec

    laruec Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, good to know. He could be related to my barred rock hen- he came in the same shipment. But that would be it. And I don't think she would be the one that would sit anyways, she's not too broody.
     

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