hmm... baby chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by americana-chick, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o so i went outside today and desided to crack open one of the eggs just to make sure they where doing ok. i saw this wight thing in the egg and i was wondering if a baby can start to grow in just 3 days!? the hens arent broody and i wondered if this was normal...? should i start collecting the eggs right when they get laid? thanks!
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    here is a more up close picture.
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    can you see it?
     
  2. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and one more thing, is it safe to eat? it doesnt change the taste does it?
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that a meat spot?
     
  4. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you mean the little white circle? that is normal in a looks to be fertile egg, I think the other white spots are reflections? What are you checking for in the eggs?
     
  5. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a dove on the middle pic! what is it?
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Looks like a bat in the middle !!!! I'm sure its the flash !!!!! Looks fertile to me !!!!!! And yes a baby chick can grow in 3 days if the egg is being incubated !!!
     
  7. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the mittle of the yolk it is just the reflection of the flash. and i am talking about the big whight thing that is around the outside of the egg.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I think I know what you are talking about. Does it look kind of like a string? If that is what you are refering to, then it doesn't mean that it is fertile. I can't remember what it is called. I believe it is what holds the yolk (?) on to the shell, but not sure. But if that is what you're talking about, it just means that it is fresh, I believe.
     
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    Yep, looks fertile to me. [​IMG] I see the large germinal spot! yay! The other spots seem to be reflections...?
    No that's not a meat spot. That's a chalaza, which is perfectly normal. The egg is OK to eat too.
    This is also a good sign that the eggs that the hen(s) are laying may be good to try and incubate and hatch. [​IMG] Why not try it? [​IMG] Yes they are still good to eat, just not if they are developing already(with the embryo visible and veins) [​IMG] It won't change the taste.
    Fertile eggs! woot! [​IMG]
     
  10. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Pictures #1 and 2 show the germinal spot quite clearly. [​IMG]
     

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