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What does a fertile egg look like?

post #1 of 8
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My showgirl silkie has an egg in the bator that i think is fertile but i really don't know.
There is a 50-50 chance it is.
I need to see through an egg shell.


Edited by tplummer - 6/24/09 at 6:10pm
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post #2 of 8

If you have any other eggs she has laid, crack one open and look for the bulls eye. If it is fertile, the one in the bator probably is. I don't think you can tell through the shell.

This is what a fertile egg looks like: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008


Edited by racuda - 6/24/09 at 6:30pm
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post #3 of 8
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I really appreciate your effort in help but i need to see one from outside of and egg shell.

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post #4 of 8

Incubate it for 7 days, then candle...If you see veins and a blob that moves, you've got a fertile egg, if you see just clear with a floating yolk, then you've got duds.

post #5 of 8
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It has a red round ring near the bottom is that fertile?

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post #6 of 8

Are there any veins? Or is it just a red ring?

If it is just a red ring, that is a blood ring. That means it was fertile, but died early. It would appear clear, with just a ring some where in it..

Hope that helps smile

post #7 of 8

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=119420&p=1

That
might give you a better idea of what to be looking for.

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

ok thanks

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