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Please… not what I think it is…

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Karrie13, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    Well I made some very yummy scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning and when I opened one egg I saw the below picture. Please tell me this isn’t a fertile egg. All my girls are supposed to be girls. And if it is a fertile egg how come I haven’t heard any crowing? They are all between the ages of 22.5 and 28 weeks old. I haven't seen any real rooish behavior either.

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  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    That is fertile. There is nothing wrong with eating a fertile egg though.
     
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the concern was that the OP assume they only have pullets. She may be feeding a roo or two unaware hehe

    Maybe you could post some pics of your flock so we could get other opinions on the boy/girl situation

    I'd love to see them
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:I agree.
     
  5. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    Thanks... I was hoping my eyes were lying to me. I will go and get some updated pictures.
     
  6. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Divine Egg..!!!! sell it on Ebay...
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  7. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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  8. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    I have 20 chickens and have seen several of them lay eggs... the sex link ones of course. I have 7 gold sex links, 4 black sex links (both of those are out of the running), 5 EE's (3 of which I know lay), 2 buff orp, and 1 California white. We don't have any neighboring flocks either. Nearest one is about a mile away.

    Here are the suspects:
    Ducky
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    Both Orps

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    Orp 1

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    Orp 2

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    EE

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  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They all look like hens to me. I've seen that spot in eggs over the years during times I didn't have a rooster on the place and no other roos for miles.
     
  10. Abby's mom

    Abby's mom Out Of The Brooder

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    i am guessing but the last one looks like a roo...

    but dont take my word for it i am still very early in my learning of gender identification

    ok i guess i am wrong... [​IMG] gosh will this ever get easier?
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009

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