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Important question about fertile eggs.........oh hoping and excited...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tsagirl, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Songster

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    Ok so I guess my frizzle layed her first egg yesterday, though I did not find one today.
    My bantams are now almost 5 months old and I have 2 silke roos(not crowing yet...hmmmmm) and yes they are roos. LOL! [​IMG]
    Anyway the roos have not been caught in the act of doing anything to the hens, and I thought that at this age they would just be shooting blanks anyway.
    Well I decided to open up one of the frizzle eggs...
    and guess what A BULLSEYE! A fertile egg! How is this possible? I mean is it possible?
    I looked at Speckled hens charts of a fertile and INfertile eggs and it is a fertile egg.
    Maybe I am imagining?
    :eek: [​IMG]
    Please tell me if anyone has had this experience at all.
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  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Maybe they are just very modest about doing their business. ;-)
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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  4. Tsagirl

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    ya think? I thought they had to crow before they did the "wild thing". And I have also read on here that they have to be a year old? Is this true?? [​IMG]
     
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    No clue on the crowing thing, but the 1yr thing is absolutely untrue.
     
  6. I don;t know about the shooting blanks part but it took my bantam cochin a year to make the coveted cockle doodle doo!!!!!!!!
     
  7. DouglasPeeps

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    Too funny! My hens and roo are just over 5 months old. They hens have been laying for just over a week now. I just cracked open 4 eggs and 2 out of the 4 of them ARE fertile! I have studied Speckled Hens post as well. Because of that it was very easy to tell that these 2 eggs are fertile!
     
  8. Tsagirl

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    Wow that is exciting on your end and mine!
    I will be going on vacaton for a week and then I might just pop them in the incubator to see if I can get a baby sizzle out of all of this. [​IMG] That will be so awsome!

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  9. Myst4

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    At that age they are teenagers aren't they? You never know what they are doing behind your back. They are very good at sneaking around [​IMG]
     
  10. Mom 2em All

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    Yes, typical teens- acting innocent when you are watching..

    Good luck with the new eggs. I wish Carmen would start laying , already. She is too busy being a bossy lady. A SPARROW landed in their yard and she fluffed up and charged across the yard to scare it off. A sparrow, for goodness sake.
     

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