Can I tell?!?

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  1. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I tell if an egg is fertile the day it is layed? Thanks everyone.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Only if you break it and look for the bullseye - do a search for "fertile eggs bullseye". Externally or when candled a fertile egg looks no different than a non fertile egg - that is unless it has been incubated for several days.
     
  3. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thqnks!
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    incubate it for 3-5 days then candle.
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Is it Fertile or Infertile?


    To check the fertility, simply break an egg in a bowl. Find the white spot on the yolk. If you do not, use a spoon to gently flip the yolk over until you find it.
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    If the egg is fertile, the white mark will be nearly perfectly round and in the center it will be yellow;
    it will resemble a donut. If it is infertile, the white mark will not be very round, and in most cases, smaller than that of the fertile mark. If the egg is not fertile, the 'white mark' is called a "blastodisc". If the egg is fertile, the 'white mark' it is called a "blastoderm", and this means that cell division, because of fertilization, occurred.
    A link with more pics of fertile vs Non Eggs! https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures

     

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