fertile vs infertile??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TheBeatlesAddict, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. TheBeatlesAddict

    TheBeatlesAddict In the Brooder

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    I read somewhere that there is a sticky on how to tell the difference but I can't find that sticky and I don't know how to tell. Help?
     

  2. TheBeatlesAddict

    TheBeatlesAddict In the Brooder

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    Thank you but how do I tell before they're cracked? So I can hatch them?
     
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

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    You can't tell until you have them in the incubator for a week or so. Then you can candle them to see if you have anything going on inside.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Right. But if most of the ones you crack are fertile, most of the ones you don't crack are also fertile. You don't get a 100% guarantee but you get a pretty good indication.
     

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