- May 18, 2015
They are about 5 1/2 months old and have been laying for about 1 1/2 weeks.
Alright. So at about 9 months I can try to hatch them?I have never had much luck trying to determine if fresh eggs are fertile or not. I've always incubated some eggs for several days and then candled them to see if an embryo was forming. My silkies are sexually mature at six months; able to produce fertile eggs. My serama mature much faster, roosters able to fertilize eggs at three months. However, I've found that the embryos do not live long enough to hatch until the parent stock is a few months older. In short, the eggs may be fertile, but the birds not mature enough for their eggs to hatch.
Ah, okay. Yeah I cracked them open a couple hours after they were laid cause I got hungryI think they are fertile. The "bullseye" folks look for is that white spot. As the egg is a little older will form a clear ring making the classic bullseye. These are day old eggs right? Crack one that's 3-5 days and I bet you see it.
Alright. So at about 9 months I can try to hatch them?
And back to the question, does anyone know if they are fertile or infertile?