How can you tell if an egg is fertilized or not?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tabatha_westcott, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo is always on top of our poor little hen. When do the eggs get fertilized? Like that day or....? How can you tell?
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    if you put the eggs in an incubator for a while i know you candle them after a certain amount of time ...if veins appear then its fertilized and you have a baby growing...

    if you just put the eggs in the fridge and have breakfast in the morning thats fine too...the egg may have been fertilized but it will not develop

    someone will come along and tell you how long they have to be in a bator for....i have no idea i just eat the eggs from my chickens
     
  3. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Now that I know what to look for maybe i'll put some in the incubator...
     
  5. sewincircle

    sewincircle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck Tabatha. Let us in on your first hatch.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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