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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FrankieMcElfresh, Oct 27, 2011.
sooo is this fertile? idk what this is, its at the bottom of the egg, any ideas?
does not look very fertile to me... but if you haven't been freezing it then incubate it if you can... if veining begins around a few days, its fertile. If you dont care to crack it, their will be a donut shaped thing called the germinal disc inside.
heres some more info http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/pou3580?opendocument
Best way is to incubate it for 5-7 days then candle and look for veins.
if that was in an incubator for more than 3-5 days, it's probably infertile, or you'd see veining by now. the circular spot that you're looking at in the photo is the air cell, it is not indicative of whether or not the egg is fertile. if you just pulled it straight outta the coop, you'll need to either crack it to check for fertility, or set it in an incubator for a while and check for veining.
If that is the flatter end of the egg, then it is probably the air cell you are seeing.
has it been incubated at all? if not that looks simlar to all my eggs before incubating and that spot is the air cell. i had to wait till day 7 to tell for sure if i hadnt i would have thrown out good eggs. i still havent thrown any out yet i'm waiting till day 18 unless someone starts to smell
The only way to tell if an egg is fertile is to break it open then eat it. Do you have any extra eggs you can break open to check for fertility? That is the only way to tell. If you have a Roo then the chances the eggs are fertile. I do crack one of mine open now and then to check then I have an egg for breakfast. You can always put some eggs in your incubator and around day 10 candle the eggs and you should be able to see the embryo moving if the egg is fertile.
Quote:That to me is a very fertile egg!!!