I got fertilized eggs from my hen!!!!!!!!! I love my rooster!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jerseygirl1, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cracked open four eggs this morning and they were all fertile!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY for Rags the Rooster!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No more shipped eggs!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!!!!!!
    I wonder how to tell if they are fertile without opening them..............anyone??
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The only other way to tell is to put them under a broody or in an incubator and set them for 21 days.
     
  3. AmyJ

    AmyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats dangerous though, now you have eggs you can set anytime lol. Thats why I dont have an incubator and only rely on broody hens! Otherwise i would be hatching all the time! [​IMG]
     
  4. thespinningcottage

    thespinningcottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If Rags is a busy boy, all your eggs will be fertile. He doesn't have to mate each hen every single day, either - the eggs can be fertile for a couple of weeks. We have 100% fertility every time we incubate, thanks to Brooster and his 10 very happy wives.
     
  5. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    How fun is that? It's great hatching your own chicks from your own birds and seeing how they turn out! (Of course, it's fun hatching shipped eggs, too, but of course eggs from our own birds are more successful! [​IMG]) I hope you have fun and don't get too carried away!
     
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    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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