Egg help-fertile egg?

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  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Hi.
    If an egg has an air bubble, does that mean that it is fertile?[​IMG]
    or do all eggs(fertile or not) have air bubbles that you can see when the egg is candled? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    anyone? please!
    my dad might be trying to hatch eggs in a homemade incubator, and he has never done it before, so we need to know as much as possible about hatching chicken eggs! [​IMG]
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    hello?? please answer quick! I have to leave soon![​IMG]
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    An aircell doesn't mean it's fertile or infertile. Here is a link to a thread you should see:
    Link to Speckledhen's egg fertility thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008

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    only way to tell fertility is to open an egg and look for what Speckledhen has pointed out in her thread or to incubate them and candle.
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    77horses-It is against the rules to keep bumping your thread like this. It also gives members the idea that your question is being answered so you may not end up with the answer you need. Posting in incubating instead of BST may have helped you too!
     
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  6. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can not tell if an egg is fertile until it either starts to develop spidery veins when candled or you break it and see the white bullseye in the yolk. Generally it can be 5-7 days, depending on the size and color of the egg, before you can candle it and see the veining.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

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    All eggs have airsacs...
    Do you have a rooster with the hens? That's the important thing. [​IMG]
     
  8. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    oops wrong forum:eek:
    ok thanks I was just wondering, since when i foolishly tried to hatch an egg by putting it under a light i saw a little air bubble and i thought maybe it was fertile. and yes the two hens are with roosters and they do mate with them every day. but the hens(Red Stars) won't sit on the eggs![​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs MIA

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    There's a good chance they're fertile, then... good luck. [​IMG]
     
  10. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The way I understand it, the hens won't sit unless they are broody and broodiness is hormonal and has been breed out of a lot of chickens. Try doing a search for broody hens.

    Good Luck.
     

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