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How to tell if eggs are fertilized

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 3 NH reds, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. 3 NH reds

    3 NH reds Songster

    Dec 5, 2011
    Western Mass
    I have raised my Rangers and I have two layers and one Rooster. I have been waiting on the eggs and now at 22 weeks I went in one day to find them. I was always told that a fertile egg had a red spot on them when cracked open. The eggs look normal, no spots. Is this an old wives tale? I have never seen the hens bonding with the rooster. Also is it hard to raise chicks in winter? I know about the lights etc but not sure for how long.

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