?? about "bulls eyes" and fertility

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Critter Place, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Hi,
    I just went through my first set of eggs on day 10 and removed the bad ones.
    Most had not even started to grow, but I didn't see a bulls eye.

    Does it deteriorate as the egg ages if the chicks do not develop? These were shipped eggs.
    Or could they have been fertile, but the Mail shook them to a point of it being no longer visible. ?
    Or, were never fertile to begin with.?

    I'm new to all this and have so much to learn! [​IMG]
     
  2. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't know about the deterioration vs age but yes they could have been scrambled in shipping our they may have not been fertile to start with. shipped eggs are hard because anything could happen to them. They could have gone from hot to cold, been shaken, dropped, ect. Also like I said they may not have been fertile to begin with.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    You can only see the bulls eye it you crack open the egg, which i reccomend you don't do! [​IMG]
     
  4. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    I realize that. [​IMG]

    I cracked them at 10 days when they showed no signs of developing.
     
  5. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Quote:I don't know about the deterioration vs age but yes they could have been scrambled in shipping our they may have not been fertile to start with. shipped eggs are hard because anything could happen to them. They could have gone from hot to cold, been shaken, dropped, ect. Also like I said they may not have been fertile to begin with.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Good luck with the rest of your eggs.
     
  7. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Quote:cmom,
    Thank you!

    I'm excited!
    They are Serama and Silkie eggs.
     
  8. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    If they had been scrambled, the egg would be like a fluffy mass with no clear yolk. However, could they have been infertile? [​IMG]

    ETA: I did just read, however, that is near impossible to tell fertility via the bullseye method after day 15.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011
  9. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    A few were scrambled, but the majority were intact.

    That's interesting to know about the 15 day period. Thank you!
     

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