How to tell if you have a fertilized egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EmmaKnight, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. EmmaKnight

    EmmaKnight Chirping

    Mar 21, 2017
    I have chicken eggs on day 16. One of them looks like it is on point on day 16. The other egg, however, looks a little bit behind (around day 12 or 14). I checked on it today and it looks alright (black embryo black sprockets around it). When I was turning it to see how it was on the other side, it "swished" with it. So basically the egg is fertilized but seems to be either behind or dead (hoping behind) Any advice on what to think about it? The pictures below are from day 15 (the last one is the one I'm concerned about):[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2017

  2. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chirping

    Dec 28, 2016
    On day 16, you should be able to see the chick moving. I can not really tell anything by the pictures, but the one you are concerned about does appear to have some type of blood formation in the egg. That chick could either be dead or there may just be a blood vessel that had ruptured, but I am not for certain. I would just check for movement and hope for the best. Good Luck!!!!
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