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Is this egg fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shirleynaught, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. shirleynaught

    shirleynaught Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read the posts regarding egg fertility. To me, this looks more like a "bullseye" than the blastodisk. I have put a couple batches of these eggs in the incubator and by day 7 I see no growth. To rule out that it's not an incubator (or incubator operator) issue, I have also put eggs from different roosters in the incubator and a large majority of them show growth by day 7. Any input or advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what I can see... and comparing it to the eggs I checked from mine, Id say its not fertile. Mine had much more of an obvious bullseye. But maybe it just doesnt show real well in the pic
     
  3. shirleynaught

    shirleynaught Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never done this before, so I am just guessing at all this! Thank you.
     
  4. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many hens per roo do you have?
     
  5. shirleynaught

    shirleynaught Out Of The Brooder

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    Three hens are with this roo. The other two breeding pens have two hens per roo.
     
  6. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is the roo?
     
  7. shirleynaught

    shirleynaught Out Of The Brooder

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    I think he is 2 or 3. We just got him so i am not 100%. I took him out of the pen ti see if that doesn't get him going.
     

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