question about if what I am doing should work. . . .

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by snooptwomey, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am somewhat thinking my hens are now laying fertile eggs, I have cracked a few, and they appear to the unexperienced eye(mine) that they are fertile. I took the one from the nest box yesterday morning and let it sit out during the day, and stuck it in the incubator this morning. If I crack it open later today, should I now be able to see a little more development to give a definate FERTILE OR NOFERTILE than I had on the other eggs I cracked to look(these eggs were all taken straight from nest box within a few hours of being laid and put right into the fridge) I guess I am beyond anxious which I am sure you ALL know the feeling, especially since I am new to chickens as of this past summer. [​IMG]
     
  2. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few hours in the incubator isn't going to tell you anything....sorry!

    There is a "sticky" somewhere on BYC showing you what to look for after you crack open an egg (we call it a "bullseye") to determine if its fertile

    Great pix there and you should be able to tell from comparing the 2

    Edited to show link

    Here is a link to what I was talking about

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008
     
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  3. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen that thread, and it looks to me like mine have the "bullseye". I guess I just assumed that another day of development would make it more noticable to the newbie eyes of mine haha
    Thanks alot for your input
     

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