Chances these are fertilized?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ambe0487, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thoughts on theses being fertilized? I have what is thought to be 11 hens and all but 2 are laying. The blue cochin has been squatting recently so I'm thinking it is this one (black silkie cochin mix).

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire and Team Tube Feeding XO

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    It's hard to make out (it's not easy to take pictures of egg yolks, lol) but I think in the second picture I see a bulls-eye, so that one I believe is fertile. Your rooster is doing his job :) Of course the surefire way to find out is to pop a few into your incubator and see if they develop.
     
  3. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man it is very hard to take photos of them. Goodness! Hmm... Guess I will put some in the incubator but if. They develop then I need to figure out who is the rooster!
     

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