Pics of a fertile or infertile egg? Newby here ☺

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvfishn, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. luvfishn

    luvfishn New Egg

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    Hi,

    First of all this is a great website and I'd like to thak everyone for the great information.
    I've had chickens for about 2 years now but added a rooster just over a week ago. I want to try hatching my own and recently purchased an incibator.
    Can someone tell me if this egg is fertile? from what I've read here i think it is but as a newby i definitely could be wrong.

    The images are clearer if you click on them.

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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not fertile. There should be a bulls eye.
     
  3. luvfishn

    luvfishn New Egg

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    There's a white ring, kind of hard to see in the pic i think. Is it too small to be fertile?

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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    They absolutely look fertile to me. That is blastoderm, the blastodisc of an unfertile egg is much smaller.

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  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    :welcome
     
  6. luvfishn

    luvfishn New Egg

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    Thank you :) I was worried the blastodisc was too small but apparently the fresher thee egg the smaller it is. I was surprised that the rooster was placed with the hens for only a week and some of the girls are already fertile!
     
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  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    They also can stay fertile up to a month after you remove a roo. [​IMG]
     

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