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Fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Littlecimarron18, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roosters seem to be trying to do something....
    Is there any way to tell if the eggs are gonna have babies in them lol?
    i need to put some in the bator but i dunno which of alllll my hens are bred.
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  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
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    You can crack them open and look for a bullseye--there is a good thread by speckled hen tht shows pictures of it.

    Or you can collect some for a couple days then throw them in the bator! [​IMG] FUN!
     
  3. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant find those pics.... but what does a "bullseye" look like?
     
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2008
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'll repost them here. First pic is NOT fertile, repeat NOT. Second and third pics ARE fertile.
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  6. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    U guys rock my socks off !!!!
    thanks for all your help
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] OMG.....i think i am more confused than ever. I would think by that-that none of mine are fertile.....except chrisf has a couple of my silkies eggs in his incubator and they have live chicks in them at candling. They are due for hatch next weekend [​IMG] I think i will have to re-examine this situation [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They don't all look exactly alike, but there will always be a ring around the blastodisc, actually called "blastoderm" when it is fertilized.
     
  9. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok one more question, does the freshness matter? i mean when does the little bulls eye show up?
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    The blastodisc with the blastoderm (fertile) will be there when you crack the egg, fresh or not so fresh...fertile eggs are good for 7 to 14 days...hatchability goes down as the days pass more than a week or two.......
     

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