I was talking about eggs with a friend the other day. Eggs from the ladies that live in the coop in our side yard, to be specific.
|“Rooney” lurking by the water cooler.|
I’m not interested in hatching chicks, so I gather eggs at least once a day. No little chicks begin to develop. (Remember, when a mother hen is getting ready to raise a brood, she may lay a couple weeks worth of eggs in the nest before beginning to incubate them.) Chicks from fertile eggs won’t begin to develop until they are incubated.
|Fresh, infertile egg. Note the tiny white blastodisc on the yolk, and the stringy chalezea|