Are my eggs fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poor realtor, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Poor realtor

    Poor realtor Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens have started laying again for about the last month. It has been cold, and I am just starting to see the rooster "doing his job". The last couple of days I have been getting some darker eggs. Does this mean they are fertile?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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  3. Poor realtor

    Poor realtor Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any way to tell WITHOUT breaking them!?!
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only other way to tell without breaking them is incubate them for 7-10days and candle them to see if anything develops.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Those are the only two ways to tell fertile eggs, either break a couple on a plate and look for fertility or incubate and candle on day 7 or 10.
     

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