just a wondering question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by florasbell, May 3, 2011.

  1. florasbell

    florasbell Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    i know chickens lay eggs all year round but if you have a cock bird with them will thos eggs be fertile or is it just a spring thing?
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    If they are with a rooster year round, the eggs they lay will be fertile year round. We hatch chicks all through the year this way.
  3. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Quote:As long as a rooster is in with the hens, the eggs will be fertile if he is doing his job [​IMG] And if he has no other issues. If rooster is too young it may take awhile for eggs to be fertile [​IMG] Many people hatch eggs all year long [​IMG]

    ETA: here is a link for pictures on what to look for in an egg for fertility https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008
    Last edited: May 3, 2011

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