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Is this egg fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poodlechickens, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. poodlechickens

    poodlechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone tell me if this egg is fertile? My rooster is young and I'm not sure he's doing his job yet. I looked at others pics but I'm just not sure.
     
  2. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not seeing a picture :)
     
  3. poodlechickens

    poodlechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know why I'm having a hard time getting it to load. I'll try again.
     
  4. poodlechickens

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    [​IMG] finally I think pic loaded!
     
  5. loverofhatching

    loverofhatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats an infertile egg. what your rooster's age?
     
  6. poodlechickens

    poodlechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought so, just wishful thinking [​IMG]. He's young like 5 months or so. Is that way too young?
     
  7. loverofhatching

    loverofhatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably because at this age they are fertile but inexperianced in the field of mating. Give him 2-3 months and he will be the soldier
     
  8. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Looks fertile to me. I see a distinct bullseye
     
  9. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also see a distinct bullseye!! Even with my eggs which are proven fertile I have had a few that I had to really look at.. I have had five month old Roo's doing the job well...... The best way to tell is to set a few in an incubator or under a hen..
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2014

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