this egg is NOT fertile right?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JonathanL23, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a turkey egg and to me it don't have a bullseye.

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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks fertile to me.
     
  3. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really how can you tell my tom is only 10 months old and i never caught him mating then hen
     
  4. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks fertile to me too.

    Easy way...is it round, or is it odd shaped? This is a nice round blastoderm, and fertile. The bullseye is there if you look carefully, but the shape is easier.
     
  5. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow if its fertile im suprised i never seen my turks mate they must do it at night when im not around. how cold does it have to get before the egg will die? i find its still cold outside but my turn is 2 years old and part wild so im sure she will set when she has enough eggs.
     
  6. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless you watch them every minute of the day, I bet they can find time. It doesn't take long, and some toms are "shy" and don't like an audience.

    As far as the egg dying, I have hatched eggs that were chilled to 40 but I find that they often have issues with absorbing either the albumen or yolk as deep chilling changes the consistency of those materials.
     
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  7. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im from canada so if you mean 40f which is i think 0c here, then idk my eggs may die my barn gets to around -8c at night.
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Your 0C is our 32F The freezing point. [​IMG]
     
  9. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Well then unless your hen is sitting on them, bring those eggs inside and join a hatch-a-long!
     
  10. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got no incubator which sucks.
     

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