All detached yolks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FriAndRoo, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. FriAndRoo

    FriAndRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my new hens decided to go broody so we let her sit on a clutch of eggs on the 25th of October. We just went out and candled few of them, and it looks like all of them had detached yolks? I don't know how 5 out of 5 yolks could be detached... We didn't shake them or abuse them and mama hen seems to just want to sit around all day so I can't imagine she disturbed them much... By my count its day 11 should I take out these eggs?
     
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  2. IceAngel

    IceAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they developing? If not, they are simply duds and you should throw the eggs out, carefully! Dont want rotten eggs smell all over the place!

    Cheers!;)
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The yolk should move around in the egg when you turn it around. Did you see any veins/embryos in the eggs when you candled? If not (and they should be obvious at day 11), I'd pitch them.

    Good luck!
     
  5. FriAndRoo

    FriAndRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    hard to say, I have a very bright light but can't see through them terribly well. Some of them I don't think you're doing anything some of them look like they may have started to develop, but I don't see any movement and they look awfully small for a day 11
     
  6. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like they are all duds. By day 11, they should be moving around and quite developed! Use a light from a cell phone, they are bright!
     

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