Is this fertile?

Chickenp00p

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I've never looked for a fertile egg before, I've tried to look it up online, I think it's fertilized? I just wanted to ask people that have looked at tons of them. It seems like there's a ring around it, but I can't be sure.

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Chickenp00p

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I got the hen from a feed store, and the man had them caged with a rooster. I saw the rooster mount one of my hens, but wasn't sure about this one, as I believe this is her first egg!
 

Chickenp00p

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My feeling is, let the roo be with the hens for two weeks. Then you don’t need to worry or ask - it’s fertile.

I don't own a rooster, the feed store I got them from had a rooster in the cage with them. I know he mounted one of my hens, I saw it when I was there. I just wasn't sure about this particular hen because I believe this is the first egg she's laid. So I just wanted to see if he got her too.
 

AltonaAcres

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First egg at your place, or first egg ever? The first egg a pullet lays or even the first egg in a clutch is usually not fertile or viable.
 

Chickenp00p

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First egg at your place, or first egg ever? The first egg a pullet lays or even the first egg in a clutch is usually not fertile or viable.

I thought it was her first egg ever, as it took almost a week for her to lay, and she seemed pretty flustered. I suppose it could have been because of the new environment. She could have laid previous eggs, I wouldn't know for sure.
 

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