I'm getting eggs with bulls-eyes....but I don't have a rooster!?!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AnnaLease, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alot of the eggs we have been cracking open lately have had very definite bull's eyes. I did some research and bull's eyes mean their fertile, right? But we don't have a rooster! We have 11 hens and we know for a FACT that they are hens because some days we get 11 eggs. The nearest rooster is a mile down the road and their is NO WAY he has been over here. We also have a guineas, ducks, and peachicks, but I've never seen cross-species-mating (if there even is such a thing). So I'm wondering WHAT IN THE WORLD IS UP? The only thing I can think of is that we're worming them right now, does that make any difference? I tried to take some pictures of the bulls eyes, but they weren't clear (sorry). Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Not sure about the bullseye but guineas and chickens CAN cross even though it is quite rare.
     
  3. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Sometimes it can look like there is a bullseye when there isn't, it can be deceiving. Best if you can get a decent pic and someone can let you know if you have a possible roo or a sneaky visitor!
     
  4. AnnaLease

    AnnaLease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I will try to take some good pictures.
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a pic of the egg .And your 'hens'.
     

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