Okay, I am a city girl that moved to the country three years ago. I got my first chickens last summer. I have 7 pullets and some of them just started laying this past Saturday. My girls were hatched last June and my cockerel was hatched last September. I have gotten 3 to 4 eggs a day for the past week. I ordered an incubator and it is on its way now. I cracked open an egg that I just got from the coop this morning and can not tell if it is fertile or not. I have NEVER in my life had eggs not purchased from a grocery store so I am not sure what they are supposed to look like. There is a cloudy mass around the side of the yoke and a speck of something next to the yoke.... IS this egg fertile? (or was it fertile?) and if not fertile, is it safe to eat with that cloudy mass and the speck? Just in case you need to know, this came out of a Lavender Orpington.