How to get eggs fertilized.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by VanSintjan, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. VanSintjan

    VanSintjan Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2008
    I candeled my eggs yeterday on day 9 and I can see that six of my bought 8 blue standard cochin eggs are fertile and 100% from my own hen Astrid but none of Jinx eggs are fertile. In my previous hatch from three of my own hens 100% was fertile from two hens but none of Jinx's eggs. She doesn't like the rooster but I have seen him trying to do his work. I have cut some duns and feathers away around the genitals to help nature on all my hens and the rooster but obviously it's not enough on Jinx. She is the best lined hen I have and I would realy like to have some babies from her and this rooster. Is there anything I can do to make them a love couple?
    He is kind of rough with the hens and Jinx is really avoiding him and put her tail feathers between her legs and sit on them when he tries. Any ideas how to solve this?
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    she may not just like him.... i had a hen the same way.. she wouldn't breed with my first rooster for anything.. an it was

    so i went and got another rooster an 2 weeks later she went broody [​IMG]

    so from me i just think she may not like that rooster.. but maybe someone else on here may no other ideas
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Whoa!!! How does she do that with her tail feathers?!?!? My hen's are too stiff-spined to bend like that! I've heard artificial insemination is possible with chickens. Have you considered that?? May be your only option if she is THAT unreceptive.
  4. VanSintjan

    VanSintjan Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2008
    Standard cochins have a rounded tail and it really looks like she put the tail between her legs. I am concidering artificial insemination and I have a fair iea of how to get it to the right place on the hen and she is used to be handled - but how to do with the rooster? Has anyone here done this?
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    There are rooster and hen combinations that are not fertile. Even if he is mating her there could be something in the chemstry that prevents the fertile egg development.

    I believe speckledhen has a hen that never produces an egg that develops even though she had been mated by a proven fertile rooster.

    Have you cracked open any eggs and looked for the bullseye on the yolk?
  6. VanSintjan

    VanSintjan Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2008
    Tomorrow I will make pancakes with only her eggs and I will study every one of them. If there is a small bullseye I will try artificial insemination before I give up.
    She is my favorite hen but with a head of her own. She is beatiful but a bit small for a standard cochin. Her eggs are also smaller and lighter in colour than normal but nice in shape. When she was a "teenager" and still could fly, she used to fly up on my husbands shoulder to ask for candy. She was also an escape artist. I just really like her temperament and she has a beatiful green black colour without a white feather.
  7. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    To collect a rooster, you rub his chest (where he would be rubbed if he was mounting hen) and he will try to squat. Have a spoon there to collect. All you do then, is pick the hen up, tilt her forward and pour collection into anus. Quick and easy, altho may be gross to some.
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    Quote:I was wondering "how in the he**???" [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Quote:Actually on the male you massage the back towards the vent, The sperm must be inserted into the oviduct of the female, Not the anus
  10. VanSintjan

    VanSintjan Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2008
    Thank you. That doesn't sound to difficult. The 17 June all chicks in the incubator should be hatched. Then I gonne do that if Jinx eggs still not are fertile. In the meanwhile I will put some effort in to making Oscar more relaxed with me. Below is Jinx and Oskar. Can you understand I relly want mate the two of them? He is one year old and Jinx is three.


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