Knowing if an egg is fertile

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fannin11, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Fannin11

    Fannin11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im new to owning chickens, we have had 3 hens for abou 7 months and we just got a 4 year old rooster on monday. I have seen him mount 2 of are hens, that was on monday. We have been getting about 2 to 3 eggs a day since sat or sun. I was just wanting to know if they lay eggs today would they be fertile or how long would it take for them to lay a fertile egg. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]these are some eggs I got yesterday and today, I think one looks like a bullseye but I'm not sure. Thank you
     
  2. nikkcb

    nikkcb Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting my rooster next weekend and was wondering the same thing ?
     
  3. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1st pic is a maybe. 2nd one is positive, 3rd one is negative.

    Look for a ring or halo around the white spot.
    Once a hen is successfully mated, she's fertile for at least a couple of weeks. Sometimes longer.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I see 3 fertile blastoderms! I'll add a couple pics here to help you out too.
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