Fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by UrbanEgg, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. UrbanEgg

    UrbanEgg In the Brooder

    May 22, 2009
    So I used to have a roo in the summer, even though I bought sexed chicks--still had a 10% chance of getting a roo. We did and he started crowing so we had to get rid of him because he was not allowed in our neighborhood. I had gotten a few fertile eggs during that last month we had him, so I know what they look like when you break them open. So we got rid of our roo the first week of August. I have only had 1 laying girl all fall, and now in the past few days, it looks like almost all of her eggs are fertile???!!! How is this possible? I have 2 older hens that layed all fall while my chicks were still growing, so I know for sure they are girls. And I have 2 of my chicks that are now grown, 1 laying. The other has never laid an egg, but it has a crossed beak so I figured it grew slower and has been slower to develop. It has not crowed, to my knowledge. The 2 older girls are Aurucanas, and the cross beak is an Aurucana, and they all look very similar, so I don't really think the cross beak from my spring round of chicks is a roo. But the eggs have the "bullseye". Can my chicken still be giving fertile eggs from the roo that has been gone since August?

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    In a word, no. If they are truly fertile, you have a rooster in the henhouse.
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    If your run is not covered, you may have a visitor when your back is turned. You know how us males are. Everyone in the area may not be like you and sent the roo away.

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