Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mylilchix, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Is there any way to tell if an egg is fertilized or not?

    Thanks, Sonja
  2. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2008
    look at the sticky message at the top of the forum- I think you'll find the info. there.

  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Not without breaking it open, or incubating it for a while...

    Incubate it for about 7 days and then candle. That's the only sure fire way.

    There is a very slight difference in appearance if you open the egg and look at the yolk - there is a ring around the blastocyst on the egg. Do a search for 'bullseye' and you'll probably find the threads with pictures in them. Of course by the time you break the egg to check fertility, it's a bit too late to try to incubate that one...

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