Fertility Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenone, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. chickenone

    chickenone New Egg

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    Does this look fertile? Laid by hen with access to a roo:)[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Can't tell from the picture, but if you've got one or more roosters with a good hen ratio, you're pretty much guaranteed to get fertile eggs.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, unless you have some reason to think one of your birds may not be fertile, if the rooster has access to the hen, the eggs should be fertile. Incubate them and see!
     
  4. chickenone

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    Thanks for the advice! Here is a better picture where you can see the "bullseye". I guess I'm buying an incubator;)[​IMG]
     
  5. donrae

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    Uhhh, what's up with that egg? It looks gross, not sure how else to put it. Not something that should be incubated.
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

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    x2 donrae.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    First one, tho no defined 'bulls-eye', is probably fertile.
    Second one has bulls-eye but very oddly shaped yolk ...don't think I've ever seen that before.
     
  8. chickenone

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    Oh, the yolk had been sitting out on the counter so it started to look funky. It's the same yolk as the first picture.
    Thank you all so much!
     

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