2 eggs are 100% black...what does it mean?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by racuda, May 13, 2009.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled 11 Silkie eggs tonight at day 14. They are under a broody cochin. There were 4 clears, 5 looked like normal development, and 2 were completely solid black.

    All of the eggs were cream colored or light brown, and I could easily see into them. Is it possible that 2 of the shells are just too opaque to see through even though they are not very dark?
     
  2. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had some like that. I wish I could help, but I have no idea!! Just give them a couple days and then candle again. I have always thought it was a thick shell.
     
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I was thinking there were two possibilities - thick shell or rotten! I hope you are right.
     
  4. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well...I had a silkie egg that was 100% dark, and I opened it, and it was green! [​IMG]
    If you think it is this, carefully start to peel the shell off the aircell part of the egg, if the egg is fine and alive, then cover the hole and nothing else with saran wrap. Trust me, it works!
    ummm.....I wrote an icky face....not sure why it says funny post? lemme try again... [​IMG]
     
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  5. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not icky, still funny lol
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Green? [​IMG] The inside of the shell or the contents?
     

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