How can I tell if any of my hens eggs are fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kerriliane, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I have 37 hens and 2 active roos.. and 2 roos that havent figured it out yet..
    How do I know if any of my eggs are fertile?
    I've tried holding them up to light.. but dont know what to look for!
    thanks!
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Cant that way. You have to break them an look for the white spot on the yoke. Infertile have a little dot. Fertiles have a bigger dot with a ring around it like a bulls-eye.
     
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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  4. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found one out of my 8 yesterday, to have a larger white spot.. and it's an egg that I get one of everyday and they have funny little creases one them...
    So I took the one I got from her today and I took the egg from the same chicken that I got 4 days ago out of the fridge, and put them in my incubator... Hopefully something happens. Right now i just feel silly to have light on some eggs ya know!?
     

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