If you crack a fresh egg open...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crunchie, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    can you tell if it is fertile? And if so, how?

    Silly question, I know. [​IMG] I can candle pretty well and after day 7 in the 'bator I'm good to go but I just really don't think I know what a fertile, fresh egg looks like out of the shell--if there is any difference!??

    How do I not know this? Someone help me out! [​IMG]
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    cyn has a link somewhere but I heard there should be a blood dot that looks like a bullseye
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  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
  4. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Excellent! Thanks!
  5. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    So cool! Well, I'm happy to know that the Marans and Polish eggs I put in the fridge for eating a few weeks ago because I wasn't ready to hatch are FERTILE! Good roosters! [​IMG] I cracked open an egg from a local farm to compare and theirs was not fertile. So I'm reasonably sure that what I saw in my eggs was the bullseye/donut of a fertile egg.

    Good thing I'm making a frittata for a brunch tomorrow, 'cause I just cracked open half of the eggs in my fridge! [​IMG] I couldn't help myself.
  6. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I was making eggs yesterday and grinned like a dork when I saw the bullseye staring back at me...lol

    Congrats on the fertility!!!!

    Julie [​IMG]

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