fertilized eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sadieH5836, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. sadieH5836

    sadieH5836 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had read a post about fertilized eggs that said that a fertile egg will have a white dot on the yoke.
    I have all hens. But earlier this week I was seperating yokes for a recipe and notice a white dot on a few of my yokes. Does this mean that those eggs were fertilized?
     
  2. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, They sound to me like if they were fertilized
     
  3. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I love joe, what is that white thicker stuff around the yoke? Does that mean it is fertilized?
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That's what "anchors" the yolk in the center of the egg. It's called the chalazae.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
  6. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is called the chalazea. Katy is correct, it anchors the yolk.
     
  7. lichick28

    lichick28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That white spot in the yolk cant mean they are fertilized. I have 10 hens/no roos & I noticed it too. I thought that I went out of order & it was an older egg
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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