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How soon can you tell if a chicken is fertilized?
Yes, hens (female chickens) naturally lay eggs 鈥?usually one every day 鈥?regardless of whether they have mated. How soon can you tell if an egg is fertilized? Technically, you can see whether an egg has been fertilized, using a method called candling, on day four.
How to tell if an egg is fertilized?
How can you tell if an egg is fertilized? Crack the egg and look for the blastoderm, which shows up as either a white spot on the yolk or even small blood spots. The egg is still perfectly fine to eat, though some people’s appetites are turned off by this.
How can you tell if a chicken egg is sterile?
Examine the egg for the germinal disc, a white spot floating above the surface of the yolk. The germinal disk of a sterile egg contains only the hen鈥檚 cells and is fully white in color. In a fertilized egg, the germinal disk contains the merged female and male cells. These will divide and multiply, leading to the development of a chick embryo.
What happens to the eggshell when it is not fertilized?
The eggshell is merely an armored casing, protecting what is inside. It does not grow harder, become rounder or change color if a chick is growing within. If you bought your eggs from a commercial farm or a supermarket, however, you can safely assume that your eggs are not fertilized.