Rooster/Fertile Eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Confusedfarmer, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Confusedfarmer

    Confusedfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone i just found this site today its amazing so i hope someone can help me out i just put roosters with my adult hens on monday so roughly 5 days ago i was wondering how long will it take for my eggs to be fertile so i may place them in the Incubator?
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I have been wondering the same question. Hope someone will be able to help you [​IMG]
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I would observe your roo to make sure he is doing his job, then wait a couple of weeks and crack open a few eggs to check for blastoid disks.

    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  4. Confusedfarmer

    Confusedfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! i broke one open today and the top of the yolk looked like it had wrinkles or something on it and white string looking things coming off the sides didnt know if that meant anything.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Speckled hen has a link to show what a fertile and infertile egg looks like. you have to look for a bullseye bloodspot.
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:The "bullseye" would be the blastoid disk.
    A bloodspot is an indication of a problem, not fertilization.
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thank you for the correction rooster red. I will try to find cyn's link
     
  8. Confusedfarmer

    Confusedfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    So what are the white string type things? i have never before seen these in my eggs so its very confusing to me the only other odd thing i seen was on th side of the yolk a tiny round white circle im just curious because i dont know.
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
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  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    This should help.

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