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Fertile eggs! Ahhhh! I need a bigger bator!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenPox, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are actually starting to LAY and now I've got more eggs than I know what to do with! I cracked open the very first one layed, because I knew for sure it wouldn't be fertile. [​IMG]

    Say hello and goodbye to what was potentially Fancy's first offspring! D'OH!

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    My daughter wouldn't touch it because I declared it fertile. [​IMG] But my son ate it with gusto.

    These are purebred silkie babies we are going to be eating!!! I need a bigger bator!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A closer pic:
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  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Beautiful plate. Nice fertile egg, too.
     
  4. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, the plate was a gift from my sister for Christmas. The egg was a gift from my Porcelain Silkie, Fancy! [​IMG]

    I have 7 eggs as of tonight. They are going in the bator. I will still collect them and replace as I go if I end up with clears. If it's looking like I'm not getting clears, I will pray for one of my babies to go broody! Hahaha!
     
  5. cartersmith

    cartersmith Out Of The Brooder

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    how do you know its fertile?????? that little white thing by the yolk
     
  6. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Carter.....see in the closeup pic where there is a "bullseye" looking white dot on it? That means it's fertile. All eggs have a small white dot on the yolk, but if it looks like a bullseye, it's fertile. [​IMG]
     
  7. raimnel

    raimnel Chillin' With My Peeps

    you mean No Carter, not the white thing BY the yolk. you tell by the bullseye, look closer, see the bullseye? lol
     

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