Is this egg fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by greenfamilyfarms, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    As some of you know, I have 4 dozen silkie eggs in the incubator. I candled them last night and I had maybe 5 that are developing. The rest were clear and I had a few bloodrings and 2 broken air cells and yolks. I took a random sampling of 6 eggs that were labeled differently by the breeder as to which pen they came from and cracked them open. Two of them had bloodrings, but the other 4 looked like this:

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    Now, if I remember correctly, this egg does NOT look fertile. I would like to get a second (and third... and fourth....) opinion on this before I contact the seller.
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Doesn't appear to be fertile to me.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

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  4. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not fertile. someone has a post on here about how to tell if an egg is fertileized or not... i just can never find it [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  6. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep. not fertile
     

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