Fertile or Not

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by birdwrangler057, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, can anyone tell me what this large speck in my egg is?

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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Well, I'm not sure what it is.

    But that isn't what fertile looks like. Fertile is a white dot on the yolk which looks like a bulls eye if it's fertile.

    That could be a meat or blood spot but what throws me is how gelatinous it looks. Both are normal and happens sometimes when a hen gets startled or some other possible stressor.
     
  3. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It feels like cartilage.
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

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    Was it on the inside of a normal egg? Do you know who laid it? What is the age of the hen?

    Maybe the beginning of what would have been a rubber egg?
     
  5. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it was a normal egg, the hen is 3 1/2 years old, and was either a Barred Rock or a Rhode Island Red. What is a "rubber egg."
     
  6. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have a newly mature rooster who has been trying to mate. If that helps at all
     
  7. EggSighted4Life

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    Well, I looked it up since you asked...

    And I guess a rubber egg is just a softee, so that isn't it.

    So I looked up lash egg to see if that's what I meant, but it doesn't seem like it either. Although maybe early stages of salpingitis? [​IMG]

    Wish I could be more help.

    But as age comes, so does irregularity... why old ladies don't often have babies... much higher risk of derormities. [​IMG]
     
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  8. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see, it doesn't ever happen , I just wondered if it was a fertile egg because my new rooster has been trying to mate with other hens. I don't think it is anything major. Thanks for help :goodpost:
     
  9. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds are pretty healthy free rangers, they've never had worms, egg problems, or attacks. My flock has only lost on bird in all of the time I've have chickens, and that's because she was stupid and broody. :p
     
  10. EggSighted4Life

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