How do you tell?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rooster brandon., Oct 1, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you tell if a egg is fertilized?[​IMG]
     
  2. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Refer to incubation and hatching eggs. There is a sticky there about how to tell. I will say this, the only.way to know.for sure involves.cracking one open and looking at the yolk.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You have to crack them open. There's no way to know without opening the eggs.

    On the yolk, where the white spot is, there will be a white "bulls-eye" circle instead of a solid white dot.

    Search "bulls-eye" here on BYC and you'll find plenty of posts about it, including some with actual photos of same. I think if you check the "sticky" notes at the top of the Incubation and Hatching forum, there's one with those photos.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2010
  4. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your roosters jumping your hens there's a pretty good chance. [​IMG]
     

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