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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TommyFarmer, May 22, 2012.

  1. TommyFarmer

    TommyFarmer Hatching

    May 22, 2012
    Arlington, Kentucky
    [​IMG]I have had my Rooster for about a month or two and have no chicks! We tried hatching them the natural way (without a incubator) but all we got was rotten eggs! The rooster isn't that old he still has small spurs, but I'm not to sure of his age, or if that has anything to do with it. Advice please, thanks. . .
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    Im shure someone that knows more will well know more but if he is young and you havent had him long Im gonna guess it might take some time.
  3. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

    May 17, 2012
    I am thinking its your incubation method. The temps and humidity have to be just right for an embryo to develope
  4. TommyFarmer

    TommyFarmer Hatching

    May 22, 2012
    Arlington, Kentucky
    So it doesn't always work the natural way
  5. kizanne

    kizanne Songster

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    First Rooster normally have to be between 4-6 months old before they start fertilizing eggs and it can take even longer depending on breed.

    Second you can check your fertility before spending so much time or effort to find out.

    Crack an egg open, look for a white bullseye that is a fertile egg. Otherwise not fertile not going to make a chick no matter what. There are threads with pictures if you want to see some and more description search for that.

    Third, The natural way is a hen that sits on them. Do you have a broody hen, one that stays on the nest and won't leave? She has to sit on those eggs for 21 days only breaking for food, water, and poop breaks.

    The natural way works great but remember nature doesn't just spit out babies 24/7 all year round. Make sure you have all the components for the natural way.

    Otherwise you can incubate but you still want to check your fertility rate or you will still get rotten eggs.

    Good Luck.
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