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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zakire, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. zakire

    zakire New Egg

    Feb 24, 2009
    Chesterfield, NH
    We built an incubator and want to hatch are own.We have 1 roo and 30 chickens,do we put all the eggs in the bator,can you candle and tell right away,if you put eggs in bator and they are not fertile what do you do with egg.Love the site thanks for the help.
  2. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    I would say candle at 7 days and if anything looks possbile leave it and check again in 3 or 4 days. you cant tell immediately if its fertile or not. If they aren't fertile after day 7 and still candle clear i pitch them in the trash.
  3. thedeacon

    thedeacon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2008
    30 is just to many for 1 roo. Any chance you can pick out about 6-8 of your best and pen seperately with the roo for a couple of weeks. the hens should all be fertile after that.

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