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post #31 of 39

Okay, if they were laid at different times but sat on at once they are the same in development. A bird can't lay an entire clutch at once, so the eggs will always be different "ages" but will be the same in development once she starts sitting on them (she doesn't sit until she has her full clutch). So, hopefully, you will not have staggered development or hatching.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by Cowgirl1238 View Post

I'm not exactly sure, honestly. A friend of ours has guineas and said they weren't all laid at the same time, but they had been sitting on them for 2 weeks? All of the eggs except the probably dead one look to be about a week along (from the little bit I know and the research I did)? I have no idea, I don't think he really knew either, lol... I will post pictures of the eggs, can someone tell me how far along they look?


More than likely the friend meant the eggs had not all stated incubation at the same time; either from an incubator or multiple hens that were brooding.

post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by nchls school View Post

I do not see that these two air cells are the same. Enough debating.

My post was not saying the two air cells were the same, that is not the topic at hand... My post was in reply to you stating and I quote "but not as big as what your egg had." and to that I still fully beg to differ as I almost always have "as big" air cells that look nearly identical to that in my 28 day eggs near the end...

My picture was simply to show how large of an air cell can develop in a healthy 28 day egg, off course it's not going to be 'the same' as another as my egg was on day 28, already pipped and due to hatch within hours...

In this case with the lack of movement, and the further description it appear their eggs are dead, but I will still argue the larger size of the air cell alone was not a conclusive indicator of viability...
Edited by MeepBeep - 5/11/16 at 1:06pm
post #34 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone! So much! ❤️
So it is for sure dead..? I know it's part of it but it still makes me sad lol I'm a sucker. Anyway, how long do I have before it explodes or stinks?! I've had it in the incubator a week already and it hasn't done anything. I think when I get home tonight I will crack it open outside and see what it looks like inside! What do y'all think?
post #35 of 39
If it has been that way for a week it could be a real stinker...
post #36 of 39
Thread Starter 
Well I couldn't hit it hard enough to even crack it, so I took it to the back deck and dropped it... POP! Egg shells went flying. Definitely dead, it did stink but it wasn't overbearing. This was what was inside though... 😭💔

post #37 of 39

It's sad when they die so far along like that, or right after hatching :(

 

BTW what breed and age is the chicken in your profile pic? It's very pretty!


Edited by SunHwaKwon - 5/12/16 at 4:02am

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

Reply

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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post #38 of 39
Thread Starter 
Yeah sad.png

And she is an Ameraucana! She was only a few months old in that picture! 😊 She will be a year old in June! She loved riding on my shoulder when I went out to the coop! ❤️
post #39 of 39
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She has a "sister" I bought when I bought her, and she's a goofball. See what I mean? 😂

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