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How can you tell if an egg is fertilized or not?

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My roo is always on top of our poor little hen. When do the eggs get fertilized? Like that day or....? How can you tell?

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if you put the eggs in an incubator for a while i know you candle them after a certain amount of time ...if veins appear then its fertilized and you have a baby growing...

if you just put the eggs in the fridge and have breakfast in the morning thats fine too...the egg may have been fertilized but it will not develop

someone will come along and tell you how long they have to be in a bator for....i have no idea i just eat the eggs from my chickens

i can come off a little strong...i tend to speak first then later put my foot in my mouth


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i can come off a little strong...i tend to speak first then later put my foot in my mouth


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post #3 of 6

A fertil egg will have a dot in it from the start as well. the viens appear within a few days.  Here are some pics to look at.  Hope it helps. 
http://www.nifty-stuff.com/candling-eggs.php

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Thanks! Now that I know what to look for maybe i'll put some in the incubator...

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Good luck Tabatha.  Let us in on your first hatch.

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You can tell by looking at the yolks of some you crack open. The thread with pics is stickied at the top of this section.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008

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