Fertile egg or Not??? :/

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by digginchicks, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read two different things about how to tell whether an eggs is fertile or not. One is that if it has a red dot in the yolk and the other is if there is a little white circle.

    I have also read that the red dot just means the hen was stressed out when it was laying so im confused and in need of some helpful advice because I dont want to sell eggs with the red dot in the middle and don't know whether it is cause it's fertile or not haha
     
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    The red dot is called a meat spot. If you're going to sell organic eggs, then people need to get over it. It's natural.

    A fertile egg has a white bullseye in the yolk. Like a target.
     
  3. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha alright no one around here knows that. Everyone is sure that htey are fertile if they have the red spot so they throw them out if they have it lol. guess I will be spreading the word [​IMG]
     
  4. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also in your education, a fertile egg tastes and cooks no different than an unfertile one. Just makes a difference in incubating.

    Sheila
     

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