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How old does roo have to be before I get fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by havi, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I have a roo that isnt even 4 months old yet and hes already 'trying to do his business'. I say trying because everytime Ive seen him hes always in the wrong area. He hasnt started or even tried to crow yet. So when can I start to see fertile eggs? I went to collect the eggs for the day and dropped one on accident. I noticed there was a small white spot in the middle. I'll try to post a picture in a minute. But Ive seen a couple photos on here showing theirs and I think it looks the same.



    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    All eggs have a small white spot in the yolk, but when it turns into more of a ring with a center then it is fertile.
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    From the picture I don't think that is fertile yet, but it is hard to see whether that spot has 'ringed' or not:>) I'd say about 5-6 months for the rooster to be fertile, but I could be wrong.
  4. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    There is a sticky at the top of this page by speckledhen. She has great pics of a fertile/infertile egg. Check it out.

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