fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by smokeyodie97, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard if you feed your hens laying mesh their eggs will not be fertile. Is this true?
     
  2. Hi! My breeding birds all get layer 'pellets', supplemented with other high-protein goodies.
    Their eggs are fabulously fertile.
    I wonder why anyone would think that?
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    Lisa
     
  3. peachlover

    peachlover Out Of The Brooder

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    No it is not true. I was trying to come up with something creative to answer back with, but am stumped. I am hoping someone else will be able to.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    That's a new one on me. I better quit feeding it. My hundreds of chicks I've hatched so far this year may have came from infertile eggs! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. peachlover

    peachlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Now, that is the sort of thing I was tryin to come up with. Love it!!!
     
  6. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Crumbles are broken and ground pellets and mash is just crumbles that are ground to a more meal-like consistency. It's a matter of choice which to feed, but without a rooster your hens will not be hatching any chicks.

    With that being said, I've heard people that should have known better say the same thing.

    The older I get the dumber I get
    Terry
     
  7. smokeyodie97

    smokeyodie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOT TRUE!! I finally hatched my first two chicks!!!
     
  8. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Never heard of that [​IMG]
    I dont think its true though.
     
  9. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we will find out soon, because all my hens are on layer pellets and one of them is on eggs! I am going to candle them in the next day or two! I will tell you what happens then...
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Uhhhh... my GrandChick was hatched from an egg laid by my EE, Rebecca, who was on layer feed at the time.
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    (Quickest picture for me to grab and post at this moment, as proof that tale is SO wrong. Carl The Roo is its daddy, but Buffy the Broody Vampire Slaying BO hatched Rebecca's egg.)
     
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