Is there something I missed? No way eggs could be fertile!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by galanie, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I have four hens. They must be hens! No crowing, smallish combs and waddles, no pointed hackle feathers, and I get 3-4 eggs a day (from BO hens). There are no other chickens anywhere within miles of here. So I break open a couple eggs that were a bit over a week old today and each had a spot on the yolk with a white dot in the middle. Not exactly the 'bullseye' you see in the instructional pictures, a solid white spot in the center of a larger spot. There is just NO WAY they could be fertile! What is happening here? Do I have a swishy roo?
     
  2. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

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    Well if You got 4 eggs before from 4 hens,Then you do Not have a rooster.
     
  3. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our eggs from our two hens (no roosters) look like that too....plus they have this squiggly looking thing, not sure what that is...but i think that's normal...

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    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Quote:Thank you! Those looked like the first egg. I had seen those before but obviously didn't pay enough attention because that egg is not fertile. Whew, I thought I was going nuts!

    The other link is great too but it's much harder to see the spots in those pictures.
     
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