Help me determine fertility???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dixiechick, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, I just got THE most wonderful pullets and one has laid 3 eggs. My question is: Can I determine if it is fertile by looking at the shell....or do I need to start incubation, then candle them?

    How many days can I safely gather eggs before incubation?

    Any info you can offer would greatly be appreciated!
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    You can crack one open to see if it's fertile. Otherwise you can incubate them and candle after 4-5 days. Most people say not to hold eggs for more than a week before putting them in the bator.
     
  3. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know to look for a germ spot....but what exactly does that look like?
     

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