fertility after brooding

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lynnemabry, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Chillin' With My Peeps

    141
    1
    101
    Jul 24, 2010
    Beautiful Lake County
    My EE (my only green egg layer) hatched her brood about 4 weeks ago and has started laying again about 1 week ago. I want to start a batch in the incubator but I am wondering about using her eggs.
    I have not see the roo breed her.
    What are the chances that she is fertile?
     
  2. Sailing Dede

    Sailing Dede Out Of The Brooder

    63
    0
    31
    May 24, 2011
    Bradwell-On-Sea
    I would crack one open and look for the 'bulls eye' to see if it is firtile first [​IMG]
     
  3. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    622
    20
    151
    Jun 20, 2011
    Florida
    Quote:when my dad's scovy hen hatched her eggs we took the ducklings to raise ourselves b/c some were dying in her care and a week later she started laying eggs again. i put 9 in my new incubator and out of the 9, 8 are fertile and developing [​IMG] that was just one week after her first hatch!
     
  4. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Chillin' With My Peeps

    141
    1
    101
    Jul 24, 2010
    Beautiful Lake County
    I used 1 for breakfast and it looked fertile so i will be giving it a try.
    Thanks
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    65,186
    13,201
    786
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Roosters know when a hen is about to start laying after raising chicks and they will rarely pass up an opportunity. I'm betting that her eggs are fertile.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by