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Fertilized Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimchick621, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. kimchick621

    kimchick621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I scrambled up a few eggs for breakfast this morning, and noticed that one of my eggs looked fertilized. I know it can be a subtle difference between a fertile and non-fertile egg, and I wouldn't be a great judge. I'm writing this though because my roo is only 18/19 weeks old and still an awkward gangly boy who still lets the queen of the roost boss him around. It was her egg that looked fertilized.

    I'm new to having roos, and I thought he was still too young to mate, and I haven't seen him do it...hell I haven't even heard him crow yet. Is he still too young?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope!
     
  3. kimchick621

    kimchick621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out to grab an egg, here's what it looked like. It looks fertile to me, but I'm no expert.


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  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks fertile to me!
     
  5. kimchick621

    kimchick621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hah! I still have to see it to believe it. He's so gangly looking, I can't believe my sassy ladies would let him, lol
     
  6. chickens44

    chickens44 Out Of The Brooder

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    I never rely on that way to much because i had a pekin bantam cockerel with pekin bantam hens and 3 large cross hens and there eggs looked like that so i put bantam eggs in the incubator with to large eggs all the bantam eggs hatched but not the large ones :/ and my younger wyandotte bantam cockerel about that age tries but can quite get the hang of it ha :)
     

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