Fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ThePigeonKid, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere that if you keep roosters with your hens, most likely their eggs are fertile. Is this true?
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Very much so!!
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Yup they will indeed be fertile. They look almost the same as non-fertile eggs and taste exactly the same. We have incubated a few and have eaten the rest. YUMMY! [​IMG]
     
  4. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    They should be fertile unless you only have one roo with 50 hens lol
     
  6. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm.. yeah... Besides artificial insemination you need both sexes of animals to create fertile eggs. Just like almost any other creature on earth (that are not asexual) you need a male and a female to breed to get this result. However, with a rooster (and surmising that your rooster is actually "mounting" your hens) your eggs will be fertile for a couple of days.. Only part of the semen goes into the creation of the egg each time, so just because he hasn't "mounted" a hen in a few days, still means that she could have fertile eggs. I hope this helps..
     

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