missychicky

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What does a fertile egg look like? I have never hatched eggs before so I don't know what to look for when I'm candling the eggs. The eggs in question are on day six and I have no idea how to tell fertile from infertile. Thanks.
 

LarryPQ

Easter Hatch!!
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Jul 17, 2009
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Day six is a little early, especially if you are a first-timer. I know, I know...so hard to wait.


Candling Info Here
 

ADozenGirlz

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10 Years
Oct 18, 2009
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By day 4 or 5 you should be able to see distinct veining and a little black shadow that is the developing embryo. Here are some pictures of my Blue Splash Marans eggs at Day 5 in the bator:





This is a photo at Day 4 in the bator of my Barred Rock/Easter Eggers:


This is the only other way to tell that they're fertile, but they don't hatch that well after this procedure for some reason. :eek:


These websites might help you too:
http://shilala.homestead.com/candling.html
http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Embryology/embryophotos.shtml
http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/explore/embryology/
 
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