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To throw out or keep on a few days?

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I set 12 silkie eggs down a week ago that I bought at an auction; two different lots - one was six white silkies, the other was six mixed colours. I've candled today and three are definitely fertile. The veining is clear and they seem to be progressing well.

 

The other nine look clear. :\ Do you think I should wait a few more days before throwing them out? Could the embryo be hidden? Or should I just cut my losses. 

 

Very disappointing. Looking forward to next year when I can actually start to set eggs from my own birds. 

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I always wait till day 10. Can be no doubt what is and isn't working by then and it's still early enough you don't have to worry about them going rotten.

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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I always wait till day 10. Can be no doubt what is and isn't working by then and it's still early enough you don't have to worry about them going rotten.

Thanks! I'll give them a few more days then and cross my fingers; I don't expect them all to miraculously change but it would be nice to find a few more that are fertile. 

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