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Are these eggs fertilized?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by banananutmuffin, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. banananutmuffin

    banananutmuffin In the Brooder

    I don't have a rooster, but my hens free range. Lately, my eggs have had these little circular spots in them. I seem to recall someone mentioning that this was the sign of a fertilized egg. But, like I said, I don't have a rooster! What do you think?


  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Its hard to tell from the pictures. All eggs have the faint white circle. A fertilized egg will have a spot in the middle of that circle, making it look like a little bullseye.
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    If you don't have a rooster then, no they are not fertilized. Unless there is a rooster in the neighborhood you don't know about.
  4. banananutmuffin

    banananutmuffin In the Brooder

    Well, there COULD be a roo in the area. I live in farm country. My cousin has a rooster that free ranges, but it's about 1/4 mile away.

    One does kind of look like a bullseye. Honestly, I've never noticed these spots in my eggs before, and suddenly they're showing up, and they're really really obvious.
  5. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

    Sep 20, 2011
    Yep bullseye

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