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Another of my hens has started laying, these eggs have gone from pink to white so does that mean they are fertile? My other hen laid 6 pink eggs all infertile.
Does a white egg always mean fertile? I know I can candle in a few days, just wondering on the colour thing.....
 

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Yes but my last lot of eggs stayed pink and never hatched - these however have gone white - does that mean they are fertile......without having to candle them?
 

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Yes, if the eggs turn egg white, then that means they are fertile. Infertile will stay that yellow/pink translucent color. I have one infertile egg that stayed the pink/yellow translucent and another that turned white, so I'm hoping for the best because still anything can happen to the fragile embryo.
 

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You can use an LED flashlight to candle without even moving the eggs.
 

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Candled them on an led flash - it's been a week and the first one is still just yolk.....sad times ?
 

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You can't be sure. If the hen didn't sit immediately, there is still hope. While she may have been in the box, that doesn't mean she was on the eggs. I had a hen bury an egg and dig it up later to sit and hatch it. Weirdos.
 

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Oh ok, so there is still hope! Both birds have been in and out without a break so I do feel incubation has begun. Will leave a week and candle then....fingers crossed!!! I've been helping a breeder out so have been shown the ropes. Really hope to help raise some chicks!
 

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Yes, if the eggs turn egg white, then that means they are fertile. Infertile will stay that yellow/pink translucent color. I have one infertile egg that stayed the pink/yellow translucent and another that turned white, so I'm hoping for the best because still anything can happen to the fragile embryo.
Really? Sno-Cone laid a bunch of eggs that were white, but weren't fertilized...
 

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Yes but my last lot of eggs stayed pink and never hatched - these however have gone white - does that mean they are fertile......without having to candle them?
yes newly laid eggs change their color after 2 3 days it is possible thats they are fertile.
 
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