roos and layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Trunkster, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Trunkster

    Trunkster Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one roo and 11 hens, (not by choice but we like him) all 16 weeks old. I'ts been suggested that we get rid of the roo if I'm only interested in eggs because I will be getting blood spots in my eggs. Is this true? Do you have to candle the eggs if you have a roo if we collect them daily and refrigirate them? Do you candle the eggs without a roo as we plan on selling the extras? Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Mishaps in the "egg assembly line" and resultant sloughing of tissue or blood specks cause "blood spots" in eggs-- not the presence of a rooster. Daily collection of eggs assures that there is no development of fertile eggs. Candling is a tool utilized to detect the presence/absence of blood spots in eggs that are to be sold.
     

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