Egg fertile?

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  1. smiths12

    smiths12 Out Of The Brooder

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    These eggs are a few days old. I just candled them to see if anything is going on. Cant see any veins forming the first two look like nothing going on (will post pics? And rest im unsure of any help will be great thanks[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    I would re check them at day 7. If you could also post some pics with them being candied from the fat end of the egg that would be great :D
     
  4. smiths12

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    Yes will post some more pic tomorrow.
     
  5. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's sometimes difficult to tell up until day 5 or 6. I look at how the yolk behaves.

    As the egg starts development the yolk slows a bit when moving inside the egg.

    It's not an exact science, but it may hint at your fertile eggs vs. infertile eggs.

    Even if it doesn't look like it's doing anything, I tend to leave it until day seven just in case. My current batch has two large eggs and several smaller ones. At day 5 neither of the large eggs looked like they were doing anything compared to the others. I wasn't surprised, as they had need sitting around a while. Day 7, they have veining and a visible embryo. Always better to wait!
     
  6. smiths12

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    Some more pics
     
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  8. smiths12

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    sorry about the pencil on the eggs. worried about the first one its day 8 ? are the others ok
     
  9. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That first one looks like early death, not infertility. I say that only because there appears to be some blood.
     
  10. smiths12

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    should I take that egg out?
     

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