Can you tell if an egg is dead before it goes in the bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thompsonfarm, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. thompsonfarm

    thompsonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    108
    3
    93
    Jun 12, 2011
    OHIO
    I bought some very nice ameraucana eggs today, locally. I was just wondering if there is anyone to tell if the egg is dead before I put them in the bator? Thank you!
     
  2. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    No, it is not possible to tell if an egg is fertile before you put it in the bator. You can candle at day 4 to tell if it is fertile or not. My two eggs are hatching as I am typing this!!!
     
  3. thompsonfarm

    thompsonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    108
    3
    93
    Jun 12, 2011
    OHIO
    What about wether or not the yolk has detached?
     
  4. thompsonfarm

    thompsonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    108
    3
    93
    Jun 12, 2011
    OHIO
    If you can see it floating around
     
  5. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    The yolk? It should not be attached to anything. If you need to ask more questions, I will be online all night, updating my hatch. :)
     
  6. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,165
    58
    153
    Nov 20, 2012
    Silver Lake, Indiana
    The only way to tell if a egg is fertile is to stick it in the incubator and then check on day 4 or sometimes even longer. I would just stick them in the incubator and then check on day 4.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    56,373
    6,754
    646
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    x2 and its a good idea to know a few basics about the incubating process before you begin... good luck!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
     
  8. thompsonfarm

    thompsonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    108
    3
    93
    Jun 12, 2011
    OHIO
    thanks everyone for the quick responses. i juts purchased 18 beautiful ameraucana eggs and i will be settng them tomight!!!
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    56,373
    6,754
    646
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    [​IMG]
     
  10. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,165
    58
    153
    Nov 20, 2012
    Silver Lake, Indiana
    Good Luck and keep us updated if you could. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by