Is this one infertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blzzrdqueen, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. blzzrdqueen

    blzzrdqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Day 7...I'm pretty sure it is. If so I will crack it open tonight. It's my one and only Leghorn egg :(
     
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is infertile, but what do you mean crack it open?
     
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    20736 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait until Day 10.
    The embryo could be hiding behind the yolk still.
    What's 3 days more, just in case.
     
  4. blzzrdqueen

    blzzrdqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll leave it in there then. I don't see any veining at all, that's why I was thinking it was infertile. So far I haven't discarded any of the 16 eggs, I can't see into any of the brown ones enough to make out veining, but I do think I see an embryo in a couple of them. So frustrating when you can't tell!
     
  5. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still curious as to what you mean by ''cracking it''?
     
  6. blzzrdqueen

    blzzrdqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At eggtopsy, to see if there was any development at all...crack the egg open onto a plate or in a plastic baggy and examine it.
     
  7. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh gotcha! Sounds potentially gross!
     
  8. blzzrdqueen

    blzzrdqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does. I have not done it yet, and I'm afraid to do it to a fertile one, but, it's interesting to see development so if I end up with a dead in shell chick, I will check it out and see if I can figure out what went wrong.
     
  9. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well..... Have fun with that! You can just tell me how it went! No pictures please! LOL
     
  10. blzzrdqueen

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