Rennie

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Oct 28, 2009
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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" ??
 

n2thestorm5032

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11 Years
Feb 23, 2008
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Sparta (Spartucky), Michigan
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


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

Rennie

Songster
10 Years
Oct 28, 2009
337
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Derbyshire, England
No..Its definitely from my hen .. I think




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



I hear the incubator calling



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?
 

n2thestorm5032

Songster
11 Years
Feb 23, 2008
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Sparta (Spartucky), Michigan
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!
Good luck to whatever you start doing! and
congrats to the fertile egg thing! a new family of chickens! I HEAR A SITCOM!!!
 

Rennie

Songster
10 Years
Oct 28, 2009
337
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119
Derbyshire, England
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




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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