Uh oh-- Did I just Royaly Mess-up??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Momma_Cluck, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday, I put 3 of my "Special Girls" in with our Ameracauna Roo so I could be sure their eggs are fertile (I'm collecting for the new Incubator)

    At the same time, I noticed 2 of my other Girls were coughing....

    Now-- they WERE Scarfing scratch at the time (hadn't had any in a while and were making huge pigs of themselves) so it COULD be they were choking on it a bit...

    However- I didn't want to take a chance, since they are in the coop a lot right now-- so I started them today on tetracicline.

    UH OH!
    I wasn't even considering what it might do to the fertility of the eggs!!

    I know not to eat any of the eggs until 3 days after the final treatment...
    but can we still incubate the fertile ones?
    Will they still BE fertile?
    Will it cause deformities???

    HELP! Anyone????? [​IMG]
     
  2. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you wait to start incubating the eggs. and even if you just put the girls in with the roo you will still need to wait about 2 weeks to get fertile eggs
     
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    i've never heard of it bothering the incubation... stuff like that just usually makes it bad for humans to injest (believe thats spelled wrong.. but im feeling lazy today)
     
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  4. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    erm... I was allways told the eggs became fertile for the next 3 dqays after they were with the roo... the sperm is only viable 3-4 days....???
     
  5. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:a hen can stay fertile off one mating for up to 4 weeks.. But it usually "goes away" after 2-3
     
  6. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know about chickens, but plenty of people become pregnant because they are taking antibiotics while on birth control. . .[​IMG]
    so it seems like a possibility
     

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