When will I get fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bryan8, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have a ee cockeral that's 18 weeks old. He has not crowed yet. How long should it be before I start getting fertile eggs? I want to get my hatching skills good and it would be able cheeper if I could hatch my own eggs.

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    Bryan
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    It is possible at any time. It will help if you have hens. [​IMG] But seriously, whenever he starts mating the girls, you can start checking the eggs for fertility.
     
  3. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He still gets beat up by the hens. Will he eventually toughen up?
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    One day he'll find out what he's there for, then watch out chickies.
     

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