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« on: March 16, 2010, 10:46:42 AM »

 I have a question how do you check eggs for fertility? I have read were people check there eggs.  Do you have to have them in the incubator for a few days or is there a other way to check?
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 12:08:16 PM »

Hi Quail,
    Yes, you can check to see if an egg is fertile and developing.  What you do is candle it.  Put your eggs in an  incubator and let them incubate for about a week.  Buy yourself one the new led flashlights.  They produce a much brighter light than the standard flashlight.  I found one at True Value hardware here in town that has a single strong led in it and it works great.  I can even see into my ringneck eggs without straining my eyes!.  Pull out the incubator tray,  hold the light the light against the top of the egg.  If it is fertile, you will see a nice air pocket developing.  You should be able to see some blood veins across the egg.  I can check several hundred eggs in just a few minutes with this method.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 12:51:34 PM »

Thanks for the info   ty2
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010, 10:37:43 PM »

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If it is fertile, you will see a nice air pocket developing.

Eggs don't "develop" an air pocket.

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010, 11:55:07 PM »

 Ok Reeves,
   To be technically correct, the egg is formed with a very small air pocket which is hard to see, but develops into a larger air pocket or "sac" as it is incubated.  Is that better?
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010, 12:03:24 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010, 08:44:04 AM »

Hey Reeves I have a question for you.  In the "Kings English"  do you always put an "e" on the end of develop?
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010, 09:57:50 AM »

Ok Reeves ,,Do you put a e on the end of the word ,,,, s020
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010, 07:12:16 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013, 02:56:33 AM »

Hi Quail,
    Yes, you can check to see if an egg is fertile and developing.  What you do is candle it.  Put your eggs in an  incubator and let them incubate for about a week.  Buy yourself one the new led flashlights.  They produce a much brighter light than the standard led light.  I found one at True Value hardware here in town that has a single strong led in it and it works great.  I can even see into my ringneck eggs without straining my eyes!.  Pull out the incubator tray,  hold the light the light against the top of the egg.  If it is fertile, you will see a nice air pocket developing.  You should be able to see some blood veins across the egg.  I can check several hundred eggs in just a few minutes with this method.


Thats nice very nice indeed.. I never knew a flashlight could be used to check the egg fertility.. I will apply this technique and try to check it.. Thanks again
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