New member from Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jopatrich, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. jopatrich

    jopatrich New Egg

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    I am a new member to this forum and the chicken world. I am joining so that I may learn more.

    I am a 25 year old wife and mother of three boys. In the month of June I started out with 11 Barred Plymoth Rock and 29 Cornish chickens. Due to raccoons we are now down to 5 cornish and 1 barred plymoth rock. I am happy to say that after many renovations we have their home safe.

    I do not know much about chickens, but I have enjoyed them so much over the past several months. I just found our first two eggs this morning. [​IMG]
    Now, I just need to find out if they are fertalized or not. Any suggestions for a first timer?

    I look forward to meeting everyone!

    Joanna
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I'm rather new myself, but I can tell you you have come to the right place!
     
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] You'll really learn a lot on here! [​IMG]

    As to telling if eggs are fertilized:
    How old is your roo?
    This thread might help determine fertilization https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008

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    by the way, keep that last Barred Rock safe! They are precious!!

    Good luck and best wishes with the rest of your flock!

    ~Heather [​IMG]
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    AHA! The very link I was searching for!

    Thank you Lothiriel, I was wandering around trying to find it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:You're welcome! [​IMG] I found it by going to Search an typing in the search box, "how to tell if an egg is fertilized" and I found "The Official Egg Thread" by Colored Egg Farmer. It's got lots of other links for other egg topics. [​IMG]
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    LOL, I just searched "fertilized egg".

    Anyway, jopatrich, now you are seeing how it's done. Just wait until you spend more time in the forum, it can be educational and hilarious!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. jopatrich

    jopatrich New Egg

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    My one and only rooster is almost seven months old. I found the fertilized egg thread, read it, and cracked open the only two eggs I had. I was unable to see a white spot on one egg. The other egg had a white spot but no bulls eye. Better luck next time I guess!
     
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  9. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Where in MO? I'm in Southeast MO near the AR line.
     

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