so we got our chickens around the middle of April as chicks! in time we have built a coop and acquired a Mille fleur d'uccle Pair. I have two Rhode island red Hens A Buff Orphington (monsterously big) two D'uccles and two that are unknown. In my small flock I have two roosters. Yesterday we came home to a fresh laid egg. one of my questions is when we took the egg inside we wanted to know if it was fertile or not so when we cracked it open we didnt see a donut kinda shap on the yolk but in the actual liquid substance there was this little red looking kidney bean shaped, thing. I was wondering if someone could let me in on what that is and if i should expect that in all my eggs to come.? i would post a photo but something is wrong and it wont upload. ill upload the photo into my album. -also I was wondering how do I know which of my hens is laying? someone help!?