Why arent the eggs getting fertilized ??????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TNBlacktails, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 7 month old roo mounts my hens and acts like he fertilizes them but every egg they have laid hasnt been fertile ( I made a candler and there was no cloudy spot.) Could it have he was just experimenting or is it that the hens are just starting to lay eggs?? Please help [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It is impossible to tell whether or not a unincubated egg is fertile or not. Veining will be readily noticeable in an incubated egg between 4 and 7 days depending upon the color of the egg shell and your abilities. There is a thread somewhere about 'fertile eggs' which shows the blastocyst on the yolk of a fertile egg. To see this, one must break the egg and check the yolk.
     
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  3. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU I feel dumb I didnt no that ...... o well you learn something new everyday. Thankyou very much .
     
  4. you will need to incubate them for about 2 days then candle them!
     

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