Will My Eggs Be Fertile???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thepromise, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. thepromise

    thepromise Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my Old English Bantam hen just layed an egg today!!! [I'm so happy!!!] But She's only 16 weeks and five days old today! And so is the male. My question is, Is it normal for her to start laying that early and will they eggs be fertile. I've seen my Rooster, trying to mate with the two hens I have... but never seen him get the job done. So will they be fertile??? [​IMG]
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
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    only way to know is crack it open and see.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Also, in case you didn't know, the actual act only lasts SECONDS. The first few times I saw my rooster mate pullets, I thought, Poor fella - that can't be very effective!

    But wham, bam, thank you, ma'am IS the way it's done.
     
  4. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    First time I saw rabbits mate, I thought "Is that all?" She didn't even twitch and he finished in a second and fell over like he was dead!
     
  5. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You stated that so correctly I seriously thought she had hit him or something the first time weird..... I agree crack it open alot of the time first eggs are fluke eggs.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010
  6. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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