Is the egg fertile?

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  1. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,

    Im not 100% sure what to look for in fertile eggs. I mean i know you have to have a bullseye with a ring around it but im not sure if this has it. Thanks

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  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually looking at it closer i dont think so! Oh well worth some opinions though
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Most welcome. It sounds like you have patience, which is a rarity [​IMG]
     
  6. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha. My parents are usually telling me off for being impatient. But with chickens ive got a little. I just cant wait until i hopefully have some little chickies maybe this summer
    :)
     
  7. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about now?
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hmmmm...probably fertile.
    How old is your cockerel?
    Have you seen him mount the hens?
    I'm assuming that your hens are older than a year...or are they this years pullets?
     
  9. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cockerel is young coming up for 5 months! I have not seen him mount the hens/pullets but I'm only here half the time! No crowing that ive heard either! Ive got 3 hens 1 year old and two pullets same age as cockerel one already laying!
     
  10. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Do you have an incubator or broody hen? I've had some eggs look similar and they turned out to be duds, but there's no harm in trying [​IMG] At that age, I would be surprised if he is covering all of your girls effectively - possibly your pullets, but I would think that your older birds would not let him mate with them just yet - but who knows?
     
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