no fertility

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BairleaFarm, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does a flock go infertile in the winter. My entire flock is producing duds. Plenty of roos to mate and they are mating.
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My RIRs are doing great but my RIWs out of 42 eggs, 15 turned out to be not fertile.
     
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it a hen issue or a rooster issue?
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:????????????????????????????????? Are you breaking any eggs open to check the fertility? It also can depends where you live. During hot weather and during cold weather I find that the fertility decreases.
     
  5. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what ive got. All eggs from my flock. Same flock I hatched several from eariler this year. Nothing has changed but weather and the fact ive feed them more corn. Not just corn but ground corn with their regular feed. I though my bator was messed up but every time i looked temps were OK. I gave a friend 5 or 6 eggs and they did nothing as well. These pics are after 11 days in the bator i pulled them out a couple days ago so they are now room temp.

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  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    You are right they don't look fertile. I noticed you live in Kentucky. What has the weather been like? That has affected my birds fertility. I have about 200 birds and chicks. Are the males ones that you have hatched out their chicks? If they are young then they may not be too fertile. They may be practicing and the fertility low. This hold true for pullets too. If they have started laying recently the eggs may not be fertile either. Just some suggestions.
     
  7. Jobele

    Jobele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weather definitely plays a BIG part in fertility of eggs. If your weather is fluctuating very much and frequently......that could be the problem.
     
  8. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you cracked open a fresh egg to check for the bullseye?
     
  9. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I havent checked fresh eggs because the wyandottes i just got should be fertile. I dont want to grab one of their eggs by mistake to check. Weather has been all over the place the last month. 20s-60s.
     

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