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Guaranteed Fertilized?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mossy_oak23, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. mossy_oak23

    mossy_oak23 Out Of The Brooder

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    If i have 2 roosters in with 4 hens is every egg layed by my hens going to be fertilized?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Should be, unless one just gets missed or your roos are infertile.
     
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I would assume so, but that probably doesn't mean you'll be guaranteed a 100% hatch rate. Things happen.


    It probably does guarantee that your hens are going to be over-worked. Just sayin.
     
  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also it is possible that they could not be fertile because the roos could fight over then hens and knock each other off. Check a few of the eggs by cracking them open and see if there is a bullseye in the yolk.
     
  5. mossy_oak23

    mossy_oak23 Out Of The Brooder

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    will i get sick from eating the fertile eggs? will there be a taste difference?
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:No and No.

    ETA: WELCOME!!!!!! There is alot to learn here. No fertile eggs do not taste any different. However if you look at store boughts side by side with fresh eggs you can clearly see the difference.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009

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