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Goose Egg.. fertile or no?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by kimmee12, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. kimmee12

    kimmee12 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Looks infertile
     
  3. kimmee12

    kimmee12 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I was thinking, but I'm not an expert on the subject. My gander is doing his thing, all of my poor ladies are nearly bald. I sure how he's not shooting blanks!
     
  4. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Was it one of your females first eggs? First few eggs tend to be infertile
     
  5. kimmee12

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    This is their first year to lay, I'm not positive which lady laid it, one has been laying a couple weeks another just started, the third hasn't laid yet. But it could have been a first egg. I dropped it.. So I thought I would check it and see.
     
  6. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Ah ok that explains it. First year eggs are infertile and especially if it's their first few eggs.
    The one laying for weeks should start producing fertile eggs around now ;)
     
  7. newgosling

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    you see that white speck in the egg that means it is fertile just recently bred they can last up to 10 days old before being not able to be put in an incubator to hatch out.
     
  8. servpolice

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    Fertile eggs have a bullseye.
    This one doesn't look like it has a bullseye ;)
     
  9. servpolice

    servpolice Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Infertile egg

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    Fertile egg

    Fertile eggs also tend to have a way more orange yolk.
     
  10. newgosling

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    Oh so all my eggs are very fertile then I didn't notice that.
     

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