What does the inside of a fertile chicken egg look like?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FrankieMcElfresh, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. FrankieMcElfresh

    FrankieMcElfresh Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone send me a pic of what inside a fertile chicken egg looks like, i hold my flashlight under my eggs i get everyday but im not sure what im looking for to know if its fertile, i do have a rooster and I have watched him ontop of my chickens that lay the eggs but im not sure, can someone help?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I don't know. I look at the picture and then at one of my eggs and I just don't see the little ring. If that is the fertile sign then my rooster is not the stud he thinks he is. but I will give him credit, he sure makes it looks he is. [​IMG] And I was considering incubating some of my GLW and EE hens eggs.[​IMG]

    O well.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Keep looking and wait until you see the bullseye. All it takes is him to "connect" once and you'll have fertile eggs for a while. Hens can store rooster juice for 3 weeks.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    If you do not see the blastoderm or bull's eye, gently turn the egg over. It may be hiding on the bottom. I use an spoon and try to be gentle.
     
  6. FrankieMcElfresh

    FrankieMcElfresh Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I did hold my flashlight under the egg and their was sort of a black circle about an 1inch wide and long at the bottom of the egg, could that be it?
     
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh Frank. That sounds like the eggs rotten.[​IMG]
     
  8. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Quote:I did hold my flashlight under the egg and their was sort of a black circle about an 1inch wide and long at the bottom of the egg, could that be it?

    Are you looking at freshly laid eggs or ones that a hen has been sitting on?
     

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