Fertilized eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Psalge, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Psalge

    Psalge Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 mature hens that lay eggs everyday. I have many younger roosters, but one is a little more mature than the others, and i see him mate on the hens frequently. How do i tell which eggs to leave in the nesting box and which ones to take?
     
  2. GrannysRoost

    GrannysRoost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless they are acting broody or like they are covering the eggs, pick them up and use or incubate [​IMG]
     
  3. Psalge

    Psalge Out Of The Brooder

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    Incubate all of them? Or just incubate some?
     
  4. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thats up to you, however many you want or can handle brooding.
     
  5. Psalge

    Psalge Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! im new to chickens so still learning. What do i do if i incubate them and some of the eggs that i incubated turn out to be unfertilized?
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:If you are putting them in a bator. I'd candle them on day 10 and day 18 and toss them. I'm imagining that of the 102 I have in three different bators (mine and two friends) I think I'll only have 60 left after day 10 because my roos are young and unexperienced.
     

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