Will rounder eggs hatch hens?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1chicken_2little, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. 1chicken_2little

    1chicken_2little Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody ever kept kept track if rounder eggs hatch more hens? I know it's maybe a wives tale, but there were a lot of sharp farm wives back in the day. Most wives tales are pretty darn accurate. I don't mean to offend any of you ladies. I know every farm has a sharp farm wife, or at least in my case our farm is successful because my wife works in town and on the farm! I was blessed with an awesome women, she's just more into the cows and horses than the chickens. Anyway, I was just curious about setting rounder eggs. I kinda have seen some truth to it, but I was just wondering what everyone else thought. [​IMG]
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    No....if that were true I'd never hatch any Marans roosters and I can assure you I've hatched many of them from very round eggs.
     
  3. 1chicken_2little

    1chicken_2little Out Of The Brooder

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    Any other opinions?
     
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Not true!! Sorry...
     
  5. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know but you should try it! let us know what happens
     
  6. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hehe sorry, but that one is not true. [​IMG]

    They also say pointy eggs hatch out roos.

    ScissorChick
     
  7. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens tale!
     
  8. 1chicken_2little

    1chicken_2little Out Of The Brooder

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    Last year I set eggs under two broodies. I tried to pick as round of an egg as possible. One hatched 7 hens out of 9 and the other was 3 and 3. So over all 10 out of 15 were hens. Probably just the way it was going to be, but I have thirty eggs in the bator now that I picked the same so we'll see in a couple weeks. Thanks for all your opinions. I was just curious what everyone else thought.
     

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