fertile eggs

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

  1. dbrberry

    dbrberry In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2008
    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 Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Dothan, AL
    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 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    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 Songster

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

    dbrberry In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2008
    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. 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

    Jan 30, 2007
    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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