Fertilized egg??!?

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

  1. FarmerJohn3285

    FarmerJohn3285 County Line Farms

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    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!!

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  2. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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