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Knowing if an egg is fertile

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

  1. Fannin11

    Fannin11 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2016
    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

    Apr 24, 2016
    mission b.c Canada
    I'm getting my rooster next weekend and was wondering the same thing ?
  3. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2013
    Draketown, GA
    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

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    I see 3 fertile blastoderms! I'll add a couple pics here to help you out too.


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