Fertile or not fertile that is the question??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Batty about Banties, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am quite new at the whole concept of hatching eggs, how do I know if the eggs are fertile? I saw the picture of the yolk but I don't know how to do the process?
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Unless you crack them open there is no way to know if they are fertile when you set them to hatch. When you set either in an incubator or under a broody you just let them go for at least a week and then candle them. I usually candle for the first time on the 10th day. You just shine a really bright light into the egg and you will be able to see if it is veining and developing. There are pictures in the Incubationg section that show you what you would be looking for. If they are clear and show now sign of development then you take them out of the incubator at that point. It is best not to candle too often. I usually candle on day 10 and day 18.
     
  3. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help.....[​IMG]
     

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