Is this egg fertilized?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Motherhen1165, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Motherhen1165

    Motherhen1165 Chirping

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    What do you think? Is it fertilized?
     

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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    The blastodisc or blastoderm is not visible so it's impossible to tell.
    These eggs are fertilized.
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    Note the bulls-eyes on the yolks.
     
  3. FortCluck

    FortCluck Crowing

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    This is a pic of one of my eggs that's fertile. You'll see a white dot then a white ring around it. Your pic I see no white dot or bullseye, it might be on the other side of the yolk.

    Do you have sexually mature Cockerel/rooster with your hens or pullets?
     

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  4. Motherhen1165

    Motherhen1165 Chirping

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    I thought that little black thing was a chick in my egg..lol thank you can you even eat fertilized eggs
     
  5. FortCluck

    FortCluck Crowing

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    Yes, you can eat fertilized eggs, there will be no chick growing in the egg unless there are perfect conditions... 99.5-102 degrees is usually the temp it needs. If there's no broody hen sitting on it or it's not in the incubator, it's good to eat.
     
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  6. Motherhen1165

    Motherhen1165 Chirping

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    Not that I know of yet. I bought one at auction but he does not crow or mount the hens. Is it possible to have a rooster who is gay?? Lol
     

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  7. FortCluck

    FortCluck Crowing

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    Not that I know of :gigI would wait till you see him mounting someone before looking for fertile eggs.
     
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