Will Black Australorp pullet eggs be fertile?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LittleRedCoop53, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. LittleRedCoop53

    LittleRedCoop53 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Black Australorp pullet which has been squatting and mated by a Roo, that i'm sure is getting ready to lay any time now. A Red Tail Hawk attacked her and my silkie cockerel gave his life saving her.... she is doing alright...no wounds....it is like she was squished... i have her inside and she is resting. She's eating and drinking...but is sore....i'm hoping no internal damage and she will be fine and have no problems laying[​IMG].
    My question ... if she lays an egg soon....say within a week will it be fertile? Thanks :)
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While not a certainty, there is a good chance. Hope she is OK.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If she lays an egg soon, it will likely be fertile.
     
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  4. LittleRedCoop53

    LittleRedCoop53 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: My Black Australorp pullet is doing great....she still hasn't laid an egg. :)
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Do you know how old your Australorp is?
     
  6. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for the loss of your silkie. Glad your hen is doing well.
     
  7. LittleRedCoop53

    LittleRedCoop53 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. LittleRedCoop53

    LittleRedCoop53 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. She is 8 months this month :)
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    Are you positive that she is a pullet and not a cockerel? I'm surprised that she is not laying already, but sometimes you get a hen that is just slow to mature.
     
  10. LittleRedCoop53

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