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There's no hope, is there?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ninjapoodles, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    I know there isn't, but thought I'd ask JUST IN CASE.

    I got a lovely blue Ameraucana hen from eggchel a month ago. She had been with a black Ameraucana rooster, and we were hoping she'd lay eggs that we could collect and hatch after she got here. But she didn't, probably due to the stress of shipping and then the quarantine period, during which she was all alone.

    Yesterday her quarantine was up, and I put her out in the yard with the other chickens. She was SO happy. And this morning, in addition to our Buff Orp eggs, we had a surprise:

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    The poor dear was just waiting to get some semblance of normalcy back in her life so she could start laying again.

    I don't suppose that there is ANY chance this egg could be fertile, after a month of no rooster...could it?
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I wouldn't think so. I think 2 weeks is the limit. Sorry!

    Beautiful egg, though! So there is hope, if you've got a roo!
     
  3. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:I don't have an Ameraucana roo yet. Must exercise patience. [​IMG]
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:well good luck with that! [​IMG]
     
  5. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    In turkeys, fertilized eggs have been produced as much as 15 weeks after breeding.

    In chickens, I *think* the max is about 3-4 weeks. You're not likely to get a chick out of that egg, but on the other hand you never know!
     
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Beautiful egg. I can't hardly wait for my ameraucanas to start laying.
     

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