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Does fertility decline as the season comes to an end.

Currently incubating my first batch of eggs (18: 4 Buff Orps and 14 EEs). Did the first candling on Friday, 5 out of 18 were not fertile including 2 out of 4 BOs. Is this a high rate of un fertile eggs or could it be due to the lateness in the year?

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Yes fertility can decline this time of year.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Very late in the year to be hatching.
I,d say you're lucky to have eggs never mind them being fertile.
Good luck trying to rear them in the shite weather that we get. 👍

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

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