Anyone know if this is fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BjaJra826, May 19, 2019.

  1. BjaJra826

    BjaJra826 In the Brooder

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    I noticed the other day that the white dot had changed in my eggs. I have 3 year old hens that currently lay. They are in a run with my new spring chickens, three of whom are roosters. Now, only 1 of these roosters is crowing/acting like a rooster. He is only 12 weeks old, but he has been crowing and I've seen him mounting the younger girls who are not laying since he was 7 weeks old. He is the silver EE in the second pic. Do you guys think this egg looks fertile? I would just throw some in the incubator to test but I have reached my capacity for poultry and have a hard time killing something that has already gotten started 20190519_190631.jpg 20190424_103308.jpg . Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I do not see the classic bullseye, but it's very hard to see in pictures.
    Do you see a clear ring around the dot in person?
     
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  4. Virginia and James

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    I believe that is fertile.
    The halo around it helps indicate that.
    I'm in the incubate-until-confirmed camp, so wait for others to chime in as well!
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Sometimes it is easier to tell when you crack a for sure known not fertile egg open and compare them.

    I just took a million pictures yesterday of both fertile and not fertile ones but it's very hard to capture in the photo.
     
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    Yeah it is really hard to capture in photo. I think I saw the ring, but cannot confirm because I fed said egg to my dog lol. Raw eggs help his allergies. I might throw one in the incubator for a few days then crack to confirm. Thanks everyone!
     

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