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Sexing eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KirstieJG, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. KirstieJG

    KirstieJG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I have decided to do another last hatch. I am off to buy 6 LF hatching eggs this afternoon and set them. So, the roundest ones I can find.... heres hoping for all pullets!
     
  2. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! And awesome thread :)
     
  3. KirstieJG

    KirstieJG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you :)
     
  4. Luddite

    Luddite Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting thread. Where do you get your fertile eggs from, Kirstie? I'm also in the UK and looking for something similar.
     
  5. KirstieJG

    KirstieJG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi luddite, my secret is that i buy them as eating eggs from Godstone farm. They have a huge amount of breeds and they sell all the eggs for eating but i find 4/6 are fertile. They ssegregate their birds too so they are ( mostly i have had one exception!) Pure breed. They do pencil on the eggs the date and breed but i find some of the breed codes are incorrect. I suspect not all the workers are familiar with all the breeds. But its ideal for me because i dont really mind what i get.
     
  6. Luddite

    Luddite Out Of The Brooder

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    A bit far for me, I'll have to look closer to home. Like you, I'm not fussed about breeds, I love them all :)
     
  7. KirstieJG

    KirstieJG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its part of the fun, waiting and watching and guessing what they are. I have put a few up on here when I cant identify them and I always am amazed at the knowledge on this site.
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used this method with my last clutch that was hatched under a broody. I got 83% pullets!!! Obviously, this was not a large scale research study, but my results were good enough that I will certainly be trying it again the next time I want to hatch chicks. It certainly can't hurt anything.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2015
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one having positive results with this.
     
  10. goodb

    goodb Chillin' With My Peeps

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