Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ARGHHH! Stupid rooster!

   When I was in Utah last week, I bought a dozen fertile eggs to hatch in my incubator. I also gathered eggs from my hens over the next few days because I want some cochin chicks! Last night I candled my eggs and was really excited to see that my wyandotte eggs are developing nicely. Then I got to the eggs from my hens. Nothing. Not one little speck or blood vein in those eggs. Nothing at all. Mr Chicken just might be in trouble.

Did I mention he's mean?


  1. coq au vin: A great use for a tough, mean rooster that won't earn his keep


  2. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)May 22, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    Awww..He is just too handsome to turn into a pot pie! Give him another chance. Maybe you'll get some perky fellows from the eggs. My hens always give me roosters - go figure....

  3. I'm with That Guy. I've dealt with mean, useless roosters in my life. They make good stock. Also, any recipe that calls for pounding the meat out. Tenderizes the tough meat and it gets the aggression out. :)

  4. All may not be lost. I was able to see some faint veining in one of the eggs after a more through candling session. Maybe the shells are just too thick to see though? I am going to wait and see what develops....or doesn't.

  5. One of the other blogs I follow has had the same problem with her guinea eggs. A commenter told her that many of the eggs from hatcheries are having the same problem.
    Low to no chicks from what should be fertile eggs.

    Not saying you shouldn't invite your rooster to dinner if you are so inclined; just saying it may not be all his fault.

    Good luck!

  6. I am seeing more and more in the eggs from my hens. He might not be too bad at his job after all! He did bite me the other day though and we had to have a "who's the boss?" session. Some days I really hate that rooster.

  7. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)May 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    That nip was just probably his way of saying thank you for not sending him to the 'Big Coop in the Sky'! LOL


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