Should I Even Bother Incubating?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rodriguezpoultry, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    So...the temperature is going to be in the 100s this week.

    Anything above 95*F severely reduces the fertility in a rooster since he cannot cool his testes outside of his body. When the temperature gets too hot outside...the sperm "cooks".

    So...question is...should I bother incubating the eggs? It takes approximately 7 days for the rooster to regain his normal sperm production...barring any more high degree temperatures.

    I've stopped selling the hatching eggs right now as I know fertility won't be, what I consider high enough for a good hatch.
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    You are SUCH an enabler!!!! [​IMG]
     
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