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Fertilized?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ladynewtochicks, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no crowing or dominant mounting behavior going on and they are all last springs chicks, roosters were all sent away this summer (I thought). I swear I've seen them all sit and lay an egg in the box but obviously someone has gotten by me because that's a fertilized bullseye is it not??? Feel free to tell me I'm wrong, that would be great news...

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    That sure looks like a fertile egg in the top picture. Can you post a picture of your birds ?
     
  3. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I can later the coop isn't at my house [​IMG]
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Doesn't look fertile to me at all.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Did you enlarge the first picture ? If so I will trust your young eyes over my old eyes, but sure looks like a blastocyst to me. [​IMG]
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I did. It's an infertile spot, no ring immediately surrounding it. The displaced yolk from the blastoderm is give a sort illusion of a ring. It's too far out to be a fertile egg. In a fertile egg, the center of the blastocyst isn't quite as bright white.
     
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  7. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome thank you
     
  8. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that egg in the first photo particularly would have fooled me too. Not sure I would have any confidence in identifying a fertile egg by looking at it now.
     

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