What the HE-two sticks am I looking at???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuskokaChick, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 silkie hens laying, and a Rooster crowing his head off...I am letting them collect and the two hens are taking turns sitting...

    They were off of them this afternoon and I tried candling them (homemade gadget) and all the eggs (the oldest one is 11 days old) Look exactly the same...

    I am going to assume this means they are not fertilized????

    help?

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  2. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your assumption is right sorry
     
  3. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So do I take these eggs away?

    The oldest being 11 days (are they still good for eating???) or do I throw them out...seeing I don't know which was was just laid...
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yep, you're right. Infertile.......
     
  5. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be absolutely certain.. I believe you can crack one or two open and see if there's the "bullseye" on the yolk.
     
  6. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And the bullseye means????
     
  7. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cracked 4 open...and 2 yokes were perfect...nothing on them. I cracked another 2 and this is what I saw...????

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  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Not fertile. This egg was candled at day 10. Click on the image to view video.

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  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:fertile!!!
     
  10. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So the funny little spot on this yolk is nothing?
     

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