How to tell which egg is fetile?

OPIE

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Well, I have another question. I have 10 Buff. Orp. hens and 1 roo. How do I tell which egg he has fertilezed and which he has not. I would like to try and hatch out more Buff. Orps.
 

Barnyard

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You first have to crack the egg open...

When looking at the egg you should see a little round white circle on the yolk if there is a little dot "bulls eye" in that circle then it is fertile...... if there is no "bulls eye" then it is not fertile.....
 
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shelleyd2008

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As far as knowing which ones specifically are fertile for hatching, it's kind of hit and miss. Do like barnyard said with a couple, and if they are fertile, chances are most of them will be. I would advise to get another roo though. I think 10-1 ratio is pushing it to the limit. Another roo would just increase the chances of them being fertile.
 

OPIE

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Oh man Barnyar & Shellyd, I have cooked some of these eggs and didnt know what that was!!! I had 4 roos, but processed 3 as I didnt want that many roos. I guess, like you said its just a hit and mis kinda thing. Ok I will try and see what happens. Lol.
 

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