Need Help Identifying Fertile Eggs

OneCrazyCowgirl

Songster
7 Years
Oct 20, 2012
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H&B Hens (My Flock) Texas
We have 1 roo and about 14 hens. The roo was by accident but we kept him anyways. We eat the eggs even if he is there but I was thinking about hatching some of the eggs. I have seen diagrams of fertile eggs over time but I want to know if you can tell the difference between and fertile and nonfertile egg the day you take them out of the coop. Anyone help? Thanks!
 

hokankai

Songster
10 Years
May 18, 2010
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SW WA
Not without cracking them open. When you crack them open you'll see a white bullseye shape about O <--that big sitting on the yolk. Infertile eggs will have a white dot on the yolk instead
 

Dasp

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 10, 2012
44
1
24
Simi valley
Yup only method is opening the egg, Unless you have an amazing candler bright enough to see the yolk with the white dot.

Best of luck
 

kizanne

Songster
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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Tallahassee, FL
You can always incubate them. After 7-10 days it is obvious who was fertile and who wasn't. Those with veins and an air sac were fertile those without either weren't.
 

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