Fertile egg two months after separating??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AlaskGirl, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. AlaskGirl

    AlaskGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I read a post the other day stating that the white milky dot inside a yolk means that it's a fertile egg. I have had my hens since April 19th, that's the last time they were around a rooster. However, with this new knowledge, I cracked an egg yesterday to find the white milky dot in the yolk. Is it possible for the hen to have fertilized eggs after all this time?
     
  2. six little chicks

    six little chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Great question, I wondering the same thing myself.
     
  3. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I recall, it's a blood-red dot that means a fertilized egg.
     
  4. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, if it has a bulls-eye on it then it's fertile. Blood spots mean a blood vessel broke along the oviduct. The white spot is the blastodisk, and they happen in every egg, fertile or not.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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    Blood in the egg may occur with infertile eggs since it has nothing to do with fertilization. And it is highly unlikely that any egg is fertile two months after the rooster is gone, almost impossible in fact. The rarest cases have shown fertile eggs at four weeks, but never two months.
     
  6. AlaskGirl

    AlaskGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GREAT answers/feedback, thank you!! Makes sense now.
     

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