Got a rooster, but are the eggs fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by red rosecomb, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. red rosecomb

    red rosecomb In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2008
    Pretoria- South Africa
    Hello there, just wondering if the Sebright rooster fertility problem is true or just a myth because at home we had a Sebright rooster(but i gave him to my friend) among a sebright hen and a dutch bantam mix.

    He mated with both of them and both laid 4 eggs each that the dutch bantam mix is currently sitting on 4 18 days now. i know i should candle the eggs but i am old fasioned and like suprizes! besides i dont have a candler and i do not want to disturb the eggs on the vital days

    is the sebright fertility problem a myth or is it a fact? [​IMG]

    Waitin and hoping 4 healthy chicks [​IMG]
  2. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Canby, Or-y-gun
  3. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    At this stage...18 days and counting. I wouldn't even mess with them. I wouldn't want to take the chance of them exploding on me if they happen to not be fertile or expired. It has happened!!! Talk about one disgusting smelly mess.

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