Fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bethk, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. bethk

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  3. bethk

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    Do these look fertile? :)
     
  4. Raven Lane Farm

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    Yes, to me they do.
     
  5. bethk

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    So excited! Time to fire up the incubator. Should I invest in the egg turner?
     
  6. Raven Lane Farm

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    So, usually the little bullseye area on the yolk is what you are looking for. If they are not fertile, that spot would be more like a speck, and not as much a bullseye. What kind of eggs are you planning on incubating? Chicken, waterfowl? Many who incubate waterfowl just hand turn, but I have hatched chicken eggs with an automatic turner successfully. I really enjoy incubating and the hatching process. Watching the embryo grow is very interesting.
     
  7. bethk

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    They are chicken eggs. I just put a rooster in with my 5 hens 4 or 5 days ago. Not sure if he has mated with all of my hens yet.
     

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