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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rennie, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Rennie

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    Am i right in assuming this egg is fertile ... On the right of the yolk there is a white dot with a ring around it


    I remember seeing something on this forum about fertile eggs containing a bullseye on the yolk, Is this just something that looks similar or is it a "fertility spot" ??
     

  2. I seen the same forum and also on a candling website showing how to see if an egg is fertile...

    by what i read if the egg is fertile then there will be a donut ring.. which is what ur pic is showing.. and an unfertile egg will be just a dot...

    this is what i read but im not an egg expert [​IMG]

    but in my opinion on what i read i would say though that its a boy/girl
     
  3. rancher hicks

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    If the egg is from one of your hens I'd say it's fertile. If it's from your rabbit I doubt it, but can't be sure.
     
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  6. Rennie

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    No..Its definitely from my hen .. I think [​IMG]



    Quote:Thanks for that ..From seeing those pics again ..I would say its definitely fertile ..There was a definite ring around the white spot, Im shocked it is though, Its the first egg of this hen and I only saw my roo treading her after she had laid it (Never before) He must be at it alot when they get locked in the coop at night [​IMG]


    I hear the incubator calling [​IMG]


    I have another question but maybe i should ask it on the hatching forum....

    How do i keep eggs so I can collect some for the incubator, Say I only get one a day how would I store them so i can get six, Should i leave them in the nest or take them out and store them in an egg box?
     
  7. I dont know the answer to that question..

    but what i would do is just put them in the incubator and collect them in there but when u put them in the incubator do it quick as not to let out as much humidity and heat.

    or if ur going to have r chicken hatch them, which i recommend because the hen can protect and teach the chicks more, leave them in the nesting boxes and put golf balls in there to make a nest to show the chicken they are ready to be sat on! [​IMG] Good luck to whatever you start doing! and [​IMG] congrats to the fertile egg thing! a new family of chickens! I HEAR A SITCOM!!! [​IMG]
     

  8. Rennie

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    I would be happy to let any of my chickens hatch them, But i think that its going to take a while for any of them to become broody.. so second option to up the numbers in my flock is incubation

    I might try 3 in there just to see what happens .. Nothing to loose ..Loads to gain [​IMG]



    I do have a nest set up with 6 OEG eggs in there .. They are old now but they are just there to see if anyone will sit on them ...nothing yet though
     

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