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Eggs- Fertile or not fertile?

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by Chip3214, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Chip3214

    Chip3214 In the Brooder

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    I have Easter Eggers and Americanas, and they lay multicolored eggs. How do I know if the eggs are fertilized or not? I need advice.
     
  2. Wolfefarmyard

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    When you crack the eggs, look for a small white spot (bullseye) on the yolk.
     
  3. Chip3214

    Chip3214 In the Brooder

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    I have an Americana rooster. If I do crack the eggs won't that kill the chick inside?
     
  4. Wolfefarmyard

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    Are you incubating the eggs or have a broody?
     
  5. Chip3214

    Chip3214 In the Brooder

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    Broody
     
  6. Chip3214

    Chip3214 In the Brooder

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    But we don't know if the eggs are fertile or not. If we do have fertile eggs, then we would broody.
     
  7. Wolfefarmyard

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    Okay, then on day 5 candle them. If they are properly developing, you should see veins
     
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  8. Chip3214

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    Ok, thank you
     
  9. Wolfefarmyard

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    Wait, so do you currently have a broody hen sitting on eggs?
     
  10. Chip3214

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    Yes
     

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