No bullseye. are they fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by doublejfarm, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. doublejfarm

    doublejfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I am a chicken novice. I read the sticky about the fertile eggs having a bullseye. My eggs don't have that, but I have a one year old (possibly younger) rooster that wears all four of my hens out very regularly. He's a real porn star. So what's the deal? I would like to incubate just for the experience, but I don't want to waste my time with unfertile eggs
     
  2. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    Just bumping. Maybe someone will give you an answer.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotta have the bullseye thats the sperm that fertilizes the eggs .
     
  4. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Infertile turkey egg
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    fertile turkey egg
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    If your rooster is a year old and your hens have been laying for at least six weeks with no fertility I'd say you need to replace your rooster.


    All images taken from:
    http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/Avian/pfs32.htm
     
  5. doublejfarm

    doublejfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey y'all thanks I guess I will give it a few more weeks. I haven't had them but about a month
     
  6. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    These pictures came from another thread but I don't remember which thread. I tried to take pictures with my camera but I just don't have a good enough camera to get a good clear closeup so I use these pics as a guide as they are excellent pictures.

    Infertile egg.
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    Fertile egg
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  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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  9. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why do some eggs have that white film over the yolk...looks gross too?
     

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