how do I check eggs for fertility?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by P-poultry, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. P-poultry

    P-poultry New Egg

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    I have a trio of Black spanish turkeys, the hens are laying regularly, but how do I check fertility?
     
  2. toto65

    toto65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look for a "bullseye" on the yolk. There are some really great pictures in the Incubating and Hatching Eggs section of what to look for.
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    You can also throw some in the incubator and see what hatches. I don't candle turkey eggs until 10 days because they develope slower than chickens! [​IMG]
     
  4. P-poultry

    P-poultry New Egg

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    Thanks, I'll give both a try....
     
  5. Thomasturkey

    Thomasturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled the eggs I put in my incubator on March 9. I can see a embryo with spider veins the size of a bottle cap in all of them. I have no problem candling at 4 days.
     
  6. GJ_Kate

    GJ_Kate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, good! I set 5 BR eggs on the 10th and I'm getting anxious to know if they're good or not. My first batch of 4 are on day 15 and I candle a lot since I have to hand turn anyway. They are looking great... well that is a relative term since I have nothing to compare them with as they're my first hatch! [​IMG]
     

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