Setting Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ma Noob, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Ma Noob

    Ma Noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When people are setting eggs, do you wait and see if they are fertilised first? Or do you just pop them in and see what happens?

    If you do wait to see if they are fertilised, what is the best way of going about it?

    IM looking to put some more eggs in a friends incubator, but i dont want to give her a bunch of duds
     
  2. nizar

    nizar Out Of The Brooder

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    there are no special time to set eggs, whenever to set it is gonna be Ok. as I know you can't know if the are fertilized or not first, you have to put it in the incubator then after 4 days when you candle them you are gonna know which is fertile which is not.just put your eggs in the incubator .

    candling eggs in best way to watch the embryo development .

    make your own as my advice.
     
  3. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    only way to find out if they are fertilized IS to incubate them. without cracking them open that is;)
     
  4. Ma Noob

    Ma Noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hahaha actually i cracked one open the other day and found a fertilised one when i cracked it. I thought bugger i could have grown that [​IMG]
     
  5. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    Had the eggs already been developing when you cracked it open? How did you know it was fertile?

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  6. Ma Noob

    Ma Noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it had the blood veining on it when i cracked it. over the yolk.
     

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