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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kyla, Oct 30, 2012.
How can you tell if there is a baby chick after the egg has been laid?
There will be no baby chick unless the egg is fertilized and incubated for 21 days.
How can you tell if its been fertlized? We do have roosters so......
You have to wait a while for development to occur, then "candle" it. That means shining a bright light through it so you can see what's inside. Here's a good thread on the subject: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/candling-pics-progression-through-incubation-of-chicken-eggs
Oh okay!! thanks!! Happy Halloween!!