Is this a fertile egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 5770amber, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These were sold as fertile. Today is day 7 in the incubator and we candled them-saw nothing. We cracked this on and it don't even look fertile?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Shamo123

    Shamo123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think that you should be able to see something by day 7.

    I believe a fertile egg should have bullseye on the yolk as can be seen in the image below
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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I agree with the above. By day 7 you should be seeing strong veins and a small embryo as well.
     
  5. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea there is nothing. No veins on any of them. A few had dark spots though. He did refund us so that's a relief. I just wanted to be sure I wasn't crazy! Ty!
     
  6. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were shipped eggs. I wonder if usps was just so rough with them they got scrambled?
     
  7. Shamo123

    Shamo123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you let the eggs rest (pointy end down) for a day or 2 or did you just put them straight in to the incubator? Yes bad shipping can definitely have a negative effect on fertile eggs, that's why a lot of sellers on eBay state that they can't be held responsible for hatch rates once the eggs go through the postal system.
     
  8. 5770amber

    5770amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they rested for 2 days. They are all very porous eggs. I honestly don't think they were even fertile to begin with.
     
  9. Shamo123

    Shamo123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd just avoid that seller in the future, it's good you got a refund though.
     
  10. beetandsteet

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