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How to choose eggs for incubating

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I'm sure this is on here but I am not using the correct search words to find it soooooo...is there a method used to select fertile vs infertile eggs? I know some of the hens are not being bred but don't know who's eggs are who's soooo is it just a crapshoot and I have to waste edible Infertile eggs in bator to find out?
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Unfortunately you can't tell whether an egg is fertile or not unless you crack it and look for the bulls-eye or put it in the incubator to see what happens sad.png
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post #3 of 6

How long have your birds been laying?  If they've just started, which I'm guessing, you may want to wait until they are a bit bigger.  Give them about a month to get some size on them before trying to hatch.  Are you checking for fertility when you crack them into your frying pan?  

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey  

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey  

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

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How can you tell? Bulls-eye?
Edited by daxigait - 11/22/15 at 5:05pm
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How can you tell? Bulls-eye?

How to tell if an egg is fertile

That thread has some great pictures of what you're looking for smile.png
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This is fertile egg.
I have 2 kids, 2.75 grandkids, 1 dog, 1 puppy and 3 hens, and I luv them all!!
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I now have 3 grandkids, 4 hens, 2 pullets, and 1 cockerel... For now.
Edit2: 5 pullets
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I have 2 kids, 2.75 grandkids, 1 dog, 1 puppy and 3 hens, and I luv them all!!
Edit:
I now have 3 grandkids, 4 hens, 2 pullets, and 1 cockerel... For now.
Edit2: 5 pullets
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