fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dbrberry, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. dbrberry

    dbrberry Out Of The Brooder

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    i ordered some eggs from here and i got them in, i then candled them and found i had 4 clear ones. does that mean their not fertile. the seller sent me extras so either way i still got a good deal and was pleased when they reached me in good shape. none was broken which i was really surprised. anyway not really for sure what clear eggs mean. maybe it's to early to tell?
     
  2. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need to be incubated at least 7 days before you can really tell. I have found some I m unsure of 10 days. So I would give them some time.
     
  3. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
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    What day did you candle them on? If its past Day 7 and they are still perfectly clear I would say yes, they were not fertile.
     
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
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    It doesnt neccesarily mean they were infertile, could have been damaged in shipping ot just not moved forward for whatever reason.
     
  5. dbrberry

    dbrberry Out Of The Brooder

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    they we're candled the day i put them in the incubator i put the clear ones in too wasn't for sure if they we're good or not. i didn't think about them getting scrambled. anyway just wanted to know if they were good or not.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Wait until 7 days and candle them again.

    There are so many things that can go wrong when shipping eggs, if they get bounced around alot.

    The yolk could get scrambled, the membrane could rip away from the shell, the air sac could rupture, the membrane around the yolk could get ripped.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:You can not tell fertile vs non-fertile by candling on the day you put eggs in the incubator....by day 7 when you candle and see growth, meaning the embryo and veining.....
     

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