Checking Fertile eggs???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Tikkajazz94, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Frankallen

    Frankallen In the Brooder

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    Quote:Do you crack it open, to see the Bulls EYE??? If you do, There is still no way to tell!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008 that might be a little helpful

    You mean to tell me this? I will ask again, Do you crack it open to see the Bullseye?? Or can you see it when you candle the Egg??

    Can someone please answer this???
     
  2. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    Quote:https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008 that might be a little helpful

    You mean to tell me this? I will ask again, Do you crack it open to see the Bullseye?? Or can you see it when you candle the Egg??

    Can someone please answer this???

    You have to crack it open to see it.
     
  3. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chirping

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    Frank, Yes you have to crack an egg open to check fertility. Or you can incubate it. The logic is that if you sacrifice one you can be reasonably sure that others from the same bird will be fertile before going through the initial incubation.

    PLus then you can still eat the one you cracked open to check....so no waste. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2011
  4. thekid

    thekid Songster

  5. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Coop builder

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    unless you have xray vision:lau
     

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