My funny little incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BabyandCotton, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For fun I candled a free range eggs from the grocery store, and to my surprise, all were fertile. I made a quick incubator out of a craft case, old egg carton a heat lamp and a candy thermometer. Tomorrow is the third day so we will see if there's any development. All air sacks were intact. In case you're wondering, the brand was Organic Valley Free Range Organic Eggs (brown). Has any body hatched brown eggs from the grocery store? This my first time hatching with a incubator.[​IMG]
    -Liv
     
  2. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All eggs have the white spot on the surface of the yolk (blastodisk) but that does not mean they are fertile. I always thought that you had to open an egg to see if it had a blastoderm, commonly knows as the bull's eye. Maybe they had rooters running around with the chickens at the place where they collected the eggs.
    Good luck with your eggs and keep us posted.
     
  3. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to candle Thursday ( day three) Hoping for some development! I cracked one yesterday and it did have the bullseye.
    -Liv
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You are correct. There is no way to tell if an unincubated egg is fertile. The only way you can tell fertility is to crack them open and look for the blastoderm (blastodisc is the unfertilized white spot, once it's fertilized and becomes a bullseye, it becomes the blastoderm), or incubate them and check for development. (However, non development does not always mean infertile.)
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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  6. AmyLynn2374

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    What kind of incubator are you using??
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    NVM I see what you said. I need to read better...lol
     
  8. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. KikisGirls

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    Good luck![​IMG]
     
  10. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
    -Liv
     

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