Fertile or not?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wistlindixie, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cracked open one of my hens eggs and I'm trying to figure out if I have fertility happening in my flock. Can anyone tell? I'm trying to research the whole germinal disc thing....confused.
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  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    How many roosters do you have?
     
  3. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks fertile to me..... [​IMG] START HATCHING!! [​IMG]
     
  4. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    <3ChickenForever :

    How many roosters do you have?

    I have 10 hens and 6 roosters but only 2-3 are mature. Still pretty good chances though I think.​
     
  5. raimnel

    raimnel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I second that! [​IMG]
     
  6. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    Quote:I have 10 hens and 6 roosters but only 2-3 are mature. Still pretty good chances though I think.

    K then it's definetly fertile! I have 3 and I'm starting hatching this spring! Can't wait [​IMG]
     
  7. nifftiness

    nifftiness Out Of The Brooder

    I deffinitly see the ring
     
  8. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Without a doubt that is a fertile egg!!
     
  9. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that the ring, the little circle white thing on the yolk..how cool is that, I don't know if that what show fertility, but iam a total..no nothing about chickens at this stage..and I see little ring

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  10. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I didn't know you could tell fertility by cracking the egg open either. I saw a video produced by Purina Mills that had an expert mention it. I tried to research the topic and found it to be a bit confusing. Apparently, all eggs have a germinal disc which allows the egg to become fertilized. The difference in appearance of the disc tells whether it is fertile or not. I, however, have no idea what I'm looking at so I thought I'd get some expert opinions. With so many roosters, I figured it was probably fertile. I'm learning so much from you all....keep the info/advice coming!!!
     

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