checking if and egg is fertile

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rattylady, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. rattylady

    rattylady New Egg

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    DOES ANY ONE KNOW HOW TO CHECK IF AN EGG HAS A CHICK IN IT??[​IMG]
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Yes, there are several good threads on candling here.
    Hit the search and use candling as a keyword, you'll find everything you want to know!
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  3. rattylady

    rattylady New Egg

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    THANKS a bunch [​IMG]
     
  4. rattylady

    rattylady New Egg

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    im sorry rooster-red i dont need to learn about candling eggs I need to see about finding out if an egg has a chick in it![​IMG]
     
  5. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to find out if an egg has a chick in it, you need to candle it. Look at the learning center on candling. Those are pictures of chicks are various stages of development.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Do you mean when you crack it open, how to tell if the egg is fertile? There won't be a chick in it until it is incubated for awhile and there is no way to tell from the outside of an egg if it is fertile until you incubate it and candle it or you crack it open and look for the bullseye on the yolk. Here is a post I made awhile back with pictures of infertile vs fertile eggs:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008
     
  7. rattylady

    rattylady New Egg

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    oh thanks for the advice. but I figured it out by hearing the egg if it makes a sound, its fertile [​IMG]
     
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  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Quote:Would you mind sharing that with us?
     
  10. GreggsEggs

    GreggsEggs Cooped Up

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    Yeah, I too would love to know what a fertile eggs sounds like! [​IMG] [​IMG] If you could please describe the sound you hear, that would be great! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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