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What does the inside of a fertile chicken egg look like?

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Can someone send me a pic of what inside a fertile chicken egg looks like, i hold my flashlight under my eggs i get everyday but im not sure what im looking for to know if its fertile, i do have a rooster and I have watched him ontop of my chickens that lay the eggs but im not sure, can someone help?

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You can't tell without opening the egg and looking for the bull's eye unless you incubate them.  This link shows you what the bull's eye looks like. 

Fertile Egg Photos
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008&p=6

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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post #3 of 8

Now I  don't know. I look at the picture and then at one of my eggs and I just don't see the little ring. If that is the fertile sign then my rooster is not the stud he thinks he is. but I will give him credit, he sure makes it looks he is. big_smile And I was considering incubating some of my GLW and EE hens eggs.sad

O well.

post #4 of 8

Keep looking and wait until you see the bullseye.  All it takes is him to "connect" once and you'll have fertile eggs for a while.  Hens can store rooster juice for 3 weeks.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

 

Join us for the Easter Hatch-a-long!

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If you do not see the blastoderm or bull's eye, gently turn the egg over.  It may be hiding on the bottom.  I use an spoon and try to be gentle.

Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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If you do not see the blastoderm or bull's eye, gently turn the egg over.  It may be hiding on the bottom.  I use an spoon and try to be gentle.


I did hold my flashlight under the egg and their was sort of a black circle about an 1inch wide and long at the bottom of the egg, could that be it?

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post #7 of 8

Gosh Frank. That sounds like the eggs rotten.hmm

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Originally Posted by Ridgerunner 

If you do not see the blastoderm or bull's eye, gently turn the egg over.  It may be hiding on the bottom.  I use an spoon and try to be gentle.


I did hold my flashlight under the egg and their was sort of a black circle about an 1inch wide and long at the bottom of the egg, could that be it?


Are you looking at freshly laid eggs or ones that a hen has been sitting on?

Laree 
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