Fertilized egg??!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FarmerJohn3285, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. FarmerJohn3285

    FarmerJohn3285 County Line Farms

    Nov 18, 2010
    Trenton, SC
    Hi all. I collected a usual HUGE egg from my RSL this evening. However, this one unlike previous ones, is almost white on one end and the typical brown/light brown on the other end. Also, on both ends, but one moreso than the other, it has tiny red/brown bumps/rough patch. Is this something that I just really haven't noticed before or is there a way to determine a fertilized egg from the outside shell alone??

    From what I understand, RSL will not go broody very often and she didn't try to protect it from collection.....help!!

    This is her...


  2. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Roanoke Alabama
    No there is no way of telling a fertilized egg from an unfertile one by the shell. Mine will lay eggs with spots on them and the next day will be perfect.

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