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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:32 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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Hi Just another quick and probley dumb question.i put a rooster in with my 7 Australorp pullets 8 days ago,was wondering should I be expecting fertile eggs straight away,or dose it take a few weeks,I just checked an egg and couldn't see any obvious Bulls eye
Thanks for any info


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 Post subject: Re: Fertility
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Fiesty Fowl
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Takes a couple of weeks, but at this time of year fertility would still likely to be low, wait until spring, at least mid to late August to have a good look at fertility. Only my silkie cockerel is showing fertility at the moment, been checking the others as i eat them and its pretty much zero from them. Relax, patience is a virtue they say.
Is he lorp too, just black lorps or blue, splash as well, all nice :thumbs:
I have just for layers one of each colour.


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 Post subject: Re: Fertility
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:38 am 
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Dapper Duck
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Thanks mycoola,that's good to know,I'll stop checking for awhile,there all black Australorps and
only had them a few weeks,and there all just starting to lay,the cockerel was added to the flock a week later,and he was pretty happy to see them
Thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: Fertility
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:02 am 
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Hatchling
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how do i know if my rooster and hens are fertile thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Fertility
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:14 pm 
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Showy Hen
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Hi Dizzy Di. Crack some eggs and have a look at them. Fertile eggs have a little white bulls eye on the yolks somewhere. You won't always see it if it's on the other side of the yolk when you crack it though.

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 Post subject: Re: Fertility
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:27 pm 
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dizzy Di, have a look at the link below

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7978169&p=290039#p290039


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