How to tell difference

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mychookau, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. mychookau

    mychookau Out Of The Brooder

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    I am planning on getting a few chooks, and a couple of roosters, too. So when we go to collect eggs, how do we know if we are pinching fertile ones or not?
     
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many hens will you have per rooster? If you have 10 or less hens per rooster, probably they all will be fertile. If you want these for eating - don't worry. They taste the same and some people even think they're healthier. Just make sure to gather eggs 2-3 times a day, so a hen doesn't go broody. If she does, a chick may start to form, and you don't wanna eat that! If you gather them morning, mid-day, and check before you shut them up for the night you should be fine.
     
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