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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:25 pm 
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I've had a rooster for 2 wks with my 3 ISA BROWN girls.
The last few eggs have looked like this.
It looks much like a 'blastoderm' (fertilized egg) to me
But I'm a real novice, so I'd appreciate any thoughts.
My girls are not broody in the slightest :doh
I'm hoping things will change if they really are being fertilized
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:13 pm 
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I would say that is fertile :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:17 pm 
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But unfortunately having a rooster in with them and laying fertile eggs won't make your girls go broody. ISA Browns and similar birds are bred to have no interest in going broody, so it's very unlikely they'll end up wanting to sit on eggs.

If you want to hatch eggs would you consider using an incubator...? Or you could consider getting a couple of hens of a breed that is more likely to go broody.

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Yes it is fertile but no - ISA are unlikely to go broody


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