Is this egg fertilised?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by College Geezer, May 22, 2017.

  1. College Geezer

    College Geezer New Egg

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    Is this the "bullseye? Trying to get a handle on this whole thing... Thanks all.
     

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  2. getaclue

    getaclue Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, it appears to be fertile.
     
  3. College Geezer

    College Geezer New Egg

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    Thank you
     
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  4. melle1980

    melle1980 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How do you tell from the picture???

     
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  5. getaclue

    getaclue Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I clicked on your pic to enlarge it. Downward, slightly to the right, is your bullseye.
     
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  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    No question about that one. Big old bullseye there! Here's a pic to help you see what you are looking for.
     
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  7. Clucky cottage

    Clucky cottage New Egg

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    Hi all, Im a newby, I have six hens and a new found rooster in my hen house. they are all about 5-6 months old. 1 hen has just started laying she is an araucana, my rooster is a sussex. Ok my question is a bit of a predictable one, will my rooster and hen have chicks, what should i do and how will I know if the eggs have been fertilised. I dont know as yet what a broody hen looks like, please your advice would be very welcome
     
  8. Clucky cottage

    Clucky cottage New Egg

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    what is a bullseye please?
     
  9. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A bulls eye is a ring around the cell which is usually just a dot if it is infertile
     
  10. getaclue

    getaclue Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Click on the pic AmyLynn posted to enlarge it. Look closely where the arrow is pointing on the fertile eggs. There is a small light colored ring in the yolk. That is the bullseye.

    Clucky, The rooster will fertilize the eggs, if he's fertile, and if the hens let him. Normally, he will be fertile, and eventually they will submit to him, so yes the eggs will be fertile. To get chicks, a hen must go broody. Not all hens go broody. A broody hen will sit on the eggs in the nest for 21 days to hatch them out. Otherwise, you will need an incubator to hatch them.
     
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