i crack my eggs open and theres a little white dot attached

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueseal, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they fertile eggs i ate them for breakfast this morning scrambled.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    White dots are not the sign of fertility. All eggs have them, called a blastodisc. That is what is fertilized when a rooster is present and mates the hen. When they have a ring around them, like a bullseye, that means the blastodisc has become a blastoderm and the egg is fertile.
     
  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can eat fertile eggs. All they are at first is a few cells, probally not even visible.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  5. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for sharing this great info Cynthia.
     

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