Are there anything in these eggs?

kat_lacroix

Hatching
10 Years
Oct 3, 2009
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I left a broody hen alone on some eggs that are due Oct. 10 and I never really messed with them. I have no clue whether they were fertilized or not, although I do have a rooster.

Today I candled and i'm not too sure what to look for. She's sitting on 11 eggs and all of them looked like one of these two or I could not see through them at all.

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The first two are the same egg.
 

Cherlyn

Songster
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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2
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Alconbury, England
I think we need some close-up in-focus macro shots.
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To me, those looked clear, but I could be completely wrong because the pic are a bit fuzzy. If you cannot see through them, then keep them!
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~Cherlyn
 

kat_lacroix

Hatching
10 Years
Oct 3, 2009
5
0
7
So not being able to see through them is a good thing?

I need a brighter light.

But, the ones I could see through I didn't see any veins (these were usually the spotty ones). None of them stink. Should I keep them?
 

Cherlyn

Songster
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
917
2
139
Alconbury, England
Porous (spotted) eggs can be tricky - they can retain too much humidity and absorb more bacteria. I personally dip the pointy end of the egg into candle wax, to minimize these potential deal-breakers. It can also be quite hard to see veining in porous eggs. But, if nothing is weeping or smelling, then keep them.
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Try a Mag-Lite!
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~Cherlyn
 

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