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#73891 - 05/28/03 09:58 AM How do I know when my eggs are fertile
Anonymous
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I have 3 easteregg araucanas and just got an araucana rooster. I haven't noticed him doing his "job". He was the low rooster on the totem pole at his last home and wasn't allowed to perform because of the dominant rooster there. I am thinking he hasn't figured it out yet. I have had him about a week. I've got my incubator and I am ready to go I just don't know when to start. Any helpful hints?

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#73892 - 05/28/03 11:19 AM Re: How do I know when my eggs are fertile
Rob2 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 3068
Loc: Pennsylvania
Well he is the cock of the walk now and will take care of business. Start savin your eggs now.I have never seen my hamburg bantam tread a hen and am getting a near 100% hatch .

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#73893 - 05/28/03 11:23 AM Re: How do I know when my eggs are fertile
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Thank you very much. I also did a search on this and I will candle them after a bit to make sure I'm not wasting time. Great site!And I love the new forum. I didn't feel so stupid asking such a beginner question.

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#73894 - 05/28/03 12:42 PM Re: How do I know when my eggs are fertile
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You can also crack an egg open to look at the germ spot. It's a little white spot on the yolk that is about the size of a pin head. If it's white and sorta bunched together, the egg isn't fertile. If it look like a transluscent circle; sort of a cloudy center with a light white outline, then it is fertile.

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#73895 - 05/28/03 01:53 PM Re: How do I know when my eggs are fertile
Aram Seattle Offline
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Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 547
Loc: Washington
I would go with MonarchzMan. BC Breeder had excellent pictures on his website describing what a fertile yolk looks like. Check it out.

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