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Candling eggs- to remove or not infertile eggs?

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Wanting to know what others choose to do...
After candling eggs (day 10+), do you remove the infertile eggs and blood ring eggs?

I am not sure what I should do as some people say it's best to leave them in to help regulate temp/humidity (or remove at day 18) and others choose to remove as soon as they know the egg(s) won't hatch as they can explode or introduce bacteria into the incubator.
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I pull infertile/early quitter eggs after day 10. I've never heard of leaving them in. 

If you have a large number of early quitters (blood rings) that can indicate too high incubation temp or temp spikes/drops. 

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Originally Posted by Naduah View Post

Wanting to know what others choose to do...
After candling eggs (day 10+), do you remove the infertile eggs and blood ring eggs?

I am not sure what I should do as some people say it's best to leave them in to help regulate temp/humidity (or remove at day 18) and others choose to remove as soon as they know the egg(s) won't hatch as they can explode or introduce bacteria into the incubator.

At day 7 anything without veins and a developing embryo I remove and discard; but then I have 40 years experience so there is no doubts in my mind. Anyone that has little or no experience should wait until day 14 before discarding eggs.
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I pull my clears and week one quitters at day 10. I do not however, pull anything unless it's 100% obvious or smells after day 10 because it's harder to tell after that for me and I pulled one my very first hatch that I thought was a quitter, and it wasn't and I have no desire to do it again.

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post #5 of 6
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Seems like everyone is for culling bad eggs...good to know! I'll disregard the 'keeping the bad eggs in for filers' and go pull them today! This is my second go around with fancy eggs versus my barnyard mix so I wanted to make sure everything is as spot on for a healthy hatch!
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As fellow beginners, we have one nonstarter as far as we can tell at day 12. All others, (11 out of 12) were right where they should be on day 10. We are leaving the one which shows nothing that we can see until day 14 at least. It doesn't show a blood ring and we can't tell with 100% confidence if what we see in that one is the yolk or a developing embryo which rests when we look at it. We see no veining in that one either. It will come out on day 14, Saturday, if it hasn't changed at all. We are doing our first run with a dozen Plymoth Barred Rock. We are trying to avoid tossing out a good one due to our lack of experience. Good luck
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