HOW CAN YOU TELL IF THEY"RE FERTILE?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tonkatuff, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. tonkatuff

    tonkatuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 29, 2008
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    Hi Guys~

    I have some eggs I was about to give to my friend to incubate but then I noticed something.... the 2 hens that are in with my roo are in perfect shape, not a feather out of place or missing...and now that I think about, I've never seen the roo breed the hens but I only see them 2 x a day for 5 minutes. The hens that are in with my other roo are bald behind their head & a bit on their back so i know that roo is gettin' busy.I don't want to give my friend the eggs if they are not fertile. i was told to crack open a few and look for the blood spot, that would mean they are most likely fertilized... is this a guarantee?

    Thanks!
     
  2. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Nah, we've got a sticky here on the forum with actual pictures but if you crack an egg open a non-fertile egg has a little white spot but if it's fertile the little white spot has a ring around it like a bulls-eye.
     
  3. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL

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