What are the odds

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SED, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    North West Alabama
    I have one Bourbon Red tom and 5 bourbon red hens. All are about 10 months old. I am getting 4 eggs per day right now from them. The tom is strutting but I never see them mating. I am only with them for a few minutes each day right now because of work. What do you think that the chances of fertile eggs are this time of year for relatively young birds? I have 26 BR eggs in the incubator (about 6 days now) and it is full. I would like to sell a few hatching eggs but I do not know the fertility of them yet and I would hate to sell unfertile eggs to people and assume that they are fertile. Can I break open one to see and assume the rest would be fertile also? Thanks!
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    if your hens are all laying i feel confident saying your tom is doing his thing as well, especially if he has been strutting about for them.
  3. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    North West Alabama
    I hope so. My incubator is full and I keep getting 3-4 eggs per day and I would hate for them to go to waste. I know I could eat them but I had rather hatch them (or have someone hatch them).
  4. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

    Dec 22, 2009
    Northwest Ohio
    Just to be sure make the family a nice BIG omelet tomorrow morning with those 4 eggs your getting. Then you will know for sure and can rest at night!!
    And I'd be interested in some of those FERITLE eggs, lol
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Crack them open and look for the "bullseye"

  6. lil'turkeymama

    lil'turkeymama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2010
    That is great you're getting eggs this time of year.I have bronze/wild mixed birds and I never have got an egg this time of year.I don't know about them being fertile but I would think they would be.I'm not sure where you are in North Central Alabama but I'm about as far north Alabama as you can go.I would be interested in hatching some on the halves.I don't drive very far but if you're interested send me a PM and I'll get back to you.
  7. capiven

    capiven New Egg

    Feb 3, 2011
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