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Is this egg fertile???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rabrabs14, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. rabrabs14

    rabrabs14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered half a dozen eggs from My Pet Chicken and they've been incubating for ten days. I cracked open two, and they were scrambled from shipping. Is this third one even fertile?? (both pics are of the same egg, same side of yolk [the other side was plain yellow with no spots or anything])

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  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Hard to tell after that long in an incubator. But remember, if those eggs had such a rough trip that some were scrambled, then other unseen damage could have happened that could prevent the egg from developing.

    Shipped eggs are always a gamble due to shipping damage. Some eggs don't start developing, some quit early, and some quit late. 50% is a good hatch on shipped eggs, and that number can change due to weather (temperature extremes), altitude change, number of rough transfers, etc.

    Hope you get some to hatch!
     

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