Does this look fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by presley, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a real good picture, but do yall think this is a fertile egg?
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep! Looks fertile!
     
  3. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so I guess my rooster is doing something, I had not witnessed anything or heard him crow!!
     
  4. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BULLSEYE.............somebody been busy!![​IMG]
     
  5. Twiggers96

    Twiggers96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell it's fertile?
    (asking in a friendly tone)
     
  6. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would like to know the answer to this question too, i plan to hatch in the spring so would like to check a few eggs for fertility 1st.
     
  7. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    usually its a bullseye looking thing in the yoke. if you look in the picture there is, in the almost center of the picture, a bullseye.
     
  8. yotricia02

    yotricia02 Out Of The Brooder

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    so are fertile eggs ok to eat?
     
  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Yes. They are the same as unfertilized eggs until something raises the temp above 85 degrees for more that 24 hours. Even then, development usually doesnt happen until temps hit 99.5 deggrees for 24+hours.
     
  10. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Don't be mistaken with an unfertile egg which has a white spot where the bullseye would be if it were fertilzed. There is a white spot with a definite ring around it if it IS fertile.
     

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