Is it possible to tell if these eggs are fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tororider, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures of two different eggs. I am wondering if it is possible to tell from these pictures if they are fertile. They come from a neighbor with a rir roo and a bunch of barred and white rock hens. I am trying to figure out if there are enough that are fertile that I can hatch them. They were out for a few hours before putting them in the refridgerator. Thanks for any help.

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  3. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckledhen,
    Just the person's advice I was hoping for. I had checked out that thread and thought they were fertile but wanted another, expert, opinion. They come from a flock with only one rir rooster I think and probably mid twenties in hens, with that many hens are they still likely to be fertile often? Thanks so much, I am getting really excited about incubating.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    The first one is hard to tell but looks like it... I'm pretty sure the second one is......
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The 2nd one is def. fertile but the 1st I cant really tell.
     
  6. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:So I read through this post and that link and I'd like to ask ifthose of you who felt sure about either or both of these eggs wouldn't mind elaborating on what indicates to you that they are fertile.

    This is fascinating, and this would help me immensely to understand.

    Oh ptooey....sorry.. I just went back and looked more closely and NOW I can see the exploded blastoderm....Sorry....

    Thanks
    Susan
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2008

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