question thats killing me!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cowman910, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Suffolk County,NY
    after an egg is laid can you tell if it is fertile or not before you candle them? i have dark brown eggs and it is killing me to wait those ten days just to find out that it isnt fertile!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Only if you crack it open and see a bullseye [​IMG] Guess you'll have to incubate and wait ten days [​IMG]
  3. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    on a dark egg you might have trouble telling. We candle our eggs at 3 days. On the white and tinted eggs, you can usually see the first of the vein developement.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    On an unincubated, intact egg, you cannot tell if it's fertile. Wish you could!!
  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chances are the roo did his job. Go for it.
  6. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    We had good luck seeing veins and tiny peeps at five days in Marans eggs. That would at least split your waiting time in half! [​IMG]

    Good luck!

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