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Knowing if an egg is fertile

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Im new to owning chickens, we have had 3 hens for abou 7 months and we just got a 4 year old rooster on monday. I have seen him mount 2 of are hens, that was on monday. We have been getting about 2 to 3 eggs a day since sat or sun. I was just wanting to know if they lay eggs today would they be fertile or how long would it take for them to lay a fertile egg. these are some eggs I got yesterday and today, I think one looks like a bullseye but I'm not sure. Thank you
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I'm getting my rooster next weekend and was wondering the same thing ?
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1st pic is a maybe. 2nd one is positive, 3rd one is negative.

 

Look for a ring or halo around the white spot.

Once a hen is successfully mated, she's fertile for at least a couple of weeks. Sometimes longer.

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Here's a link that should help you compare what you have, and what a fertile egg should look like.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures

 

Good luck

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Im new to owning chickens, we have had 3 hens for abou 7 months and we just got a 4 year old rooster on monday. I have seen him mount 2 of are hens, that was on monday. We have been getting about 2 to 3 eggs a day since sat or sun. I was just wanting to know if they lay eggs today would they be fertile or how long would it take for them to lay a fertile egg. these are some eggs I got yesterday and today, I think one looks like a bullseye but I'm not sure. Thank you
I see 3 fertile blastoderms!  I'll add a couple pics here to help you out too.

 

 

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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