Need to fire rooster.........

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trailblazn, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. trailblazn

    trailblazn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I guess I need to fire my rooster!!! I opened up all ten of my eggs today and they were all eggs after being in the incubator for 10 days. So disappointed.

    So now I guess I need to know: is there a way to know if an egg is fertile before putting it in the incubator? I wouldn't have imagined all ten of my eggs are no good. What about when you open an egg, is there a way to tell if it's fertile?

    I need to pick better eggs to incubate!!!!

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. AngelaPenny

    AngelaPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I open our eggs I can see the bullseye. It's usually very apparent. Go fry some eggs and have a little look-see.

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  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is your rooster? He may be too young ? Give its time. check an egg or two until you really see a bulls eye before putting in the incubator. They may be fertilized , but sometimes, they can be weak and failed.
     
  4. trailblazn

    trailblazn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 3 eggs today, they all seemed to have a white spot on them. Didn't really look like a bullseye, but was a white spot. Let me know what you think.
    i believe the rooster should be about 10 mon to a year. Not really sure he was given to me.
     
  5. trailblazn

    trailblazn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry my picture didn't go thru, let me try it again. i will post two of them.
    never thought i would be taking pictures of eggs. lol

    egg number one

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  6. trailblazn

    trailblazn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    egg number two
     
  7. AngelaPenny

    AngelaPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my newbie opinion, these look fertile.

    What is your ratio of hens to rooster? Maybe he has too many ladies to service?
     
  8. trailblazn

    trailblazn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 8 hens.
     
  9. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    All yolks have the white spot - what you are looking for in fertile vs. non-fertile is the bullseye around the white spot.
     
  10. trailblazn

    trailblazn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good, now I can look for the bullseye around the white spot on my eggs. I guess in the pictures I took above it kinda looks like a circle but not really a bullseye.
    Whoever posted the picture of the first egg, that is an awesome looking bullseye.
     

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