fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rhpues, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. rhpues

    rhpues Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I assume if I have a roo and 8 hens .......that most eggs laid could be fertile.
     
  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are all of age then you can assume at least 50% of the eggs are fertile. You rarely get exactly 100% but you never know.
     
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    You could crack a few of them open and see what results you get - look for the bullseye of fertility - then make an omelette so as not to waste them :)
     
  4. bluestar.ranch

    bluestar.ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    mmmm eggs always great to eat. I do not care if fertile or not. If a rooster is there... its prob fertile
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Most likely.
     
  6. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 roster and 8 hens, their about 5 years old, i decided to start incubating eggs and on day 8 7/15 are actually developing ( i am assuming they are the only fertile eggs) if you have a younger roster and hens they probably mostly are fertile...
     
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same number and assumed they were. Out of six eggs a pullet went broody on, I have six chicks. [​IMG]
     

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