Japs are laying!!!(Need advice!)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by siz8003, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    I got these Japs about 3 months ago and finally I am getting eggs!!!
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    Now to pop the eggies in the bator and see what I get!!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. chickeydee

    chickeydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beatuful birds .
     
  3. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    [​IMG] Ok so the first set of eggs went in the bator and out of the 4 none are fertile. So I set 8 ....none of those are fertile either!!?!! What gives here.. I have seen the roos do their job.Could it be that both are infertile?
     
  4. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    Anyone? Please.... I could use some advice on this
     
  5. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you know that they arent fertile???
    how long have they been in the bator?
     
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  6. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    The 8 eggs have been in there for 5 days. No veining. I have 4 more eggs to try but I am thinking they will do the same. I have a pair and a trio.The hens are about 2yo and the roos are about 1 1/2 yo. Everyone seems healthy and eating/drinking just fine.
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Break an egg open before incubating and see if it really is fertile or not. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008 I had no trouble with my japs. At just 4months the hens were all laying fertile eggs no matter which roo they were with. I started hatching chicks by the time they were 6months and they laid pretty much daily all last winter and spring until my first generation was mostly wiped out by a dog. The chicks I hatched are just starting to lay now.
     
  8. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    I cracked them open last night and there was no bulls eye [​IMG]
     
  9. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those banty roos breed all the hens here and I have more mixes from them than anything else! Give them a little more time. You may try trimming around her vent too to allow a better fertility. I have raised bantams for over 26 years and this was never a problem so just wait a little more. You have beautiful birds too!
     
  10. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    Thanks I will try that. I thought it was weird that the eggs had nothing going on. I figured maybe one or 2 but not 12 [​IMG]
     

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