Fertile or not?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    How do you know if you have fertile eggs? If you dont see the rooster doing his duty. Will chickens mate durning winter months? What about ducks? Will a chicken hatch duck eggs? How long does it take guinea eggs to hatch? Thanks for any help.
  2. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    I am by no means an expert but if an egg is fertile (and yes they do do there business in the winter) you should see an area on the yoke that looks like a bulls eye.
    If a chicken has gone broody it will hatch out a duck egg. When they egg hatches though I believe I read that you must remove the duckling from the mother hen. Like I said I am no expert but I believe that is what I read.

    If you do a search on this sight you will find better answers to your questions than the ones I gave.

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