Knowing If An Egg Is Fertile Or Not?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CayleeMarie03, May 30, 2012.

  1. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Songster

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    Hi I was wondering if when you candle an egg when you first collect it will you see the bullseye through the shell?
     
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Crowing

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    Nope. There's no way to tell for sure if an egg is fertile unless you open it up.
     
  3. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Songster

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    So I will just have to take the chance and incubate it then candle it an look for the heart?
     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Crowing

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    If you're just collecting them from your yard, personally, I would just sacrifice one and look for the bullseye. If you bought them for hatching, I'd take a chance and set them. After 5 days or so, you can candle and look for vein development.
     
  5. CayleeMarie03

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    Okay Thanks!
     

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