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Are these two eggs any good?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by petchickenlover, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens abandoned the last two eggs once 4 of the chicks hatched... so i made a home-made incubator and put them in there. I've been candling them and there's nothing obviously telling me that they're bad, but i wanted an expert opinion [​IMG]

    Also if you can tell what day they appear to be on that would be wonderful [​IMG]
    I'm sorry they're blurry, i don't have a good camera at the moment [​IMG]


    Egg 1:
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    Egg 2:
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  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would keep them in the incubator a little longer.
    My chicks hatched 2 on the 4th then a chick on the 10th, and another on the 11th. so one of my chicks came on day 28!!!!
    very spread out.

    i would give it a few more days.
     
  3. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, day 28! I'm planning on keeping them until about the 1st [unless, of course, they start stinking [​IMG]] so that should give them enough time if they're going to hatch..
     
  4. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!!!
     
  5. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think I can see veins in number 1, number 2 looks good too, but I'm no expert. [​IMG]
     
  6. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought i could see veins as well. i'm pretty sure #1 is okay, it seems to be developing well.. but #2 i haven't seen too much change in so..
     
  7. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled again today and egg #1 looks to only be half full?? there's nothing on the pointy side of the egg...Is it all right or is it dead?[​IMG]
     
  8. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look up how to "float test" the eggs here on BYC...

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    Look up how to "float test" the eggs here on BYC...

    Good luck! [​IMG]

    #1 was no good. I [had my dad] dissect it and it stunk& was very water-y [​IMG] #2 was moving around and looks good. i'll keep him in the 'bator for longer...​
     
  10. cooka1505

    cooka1505 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!
    I'm new to this and hatching eggs my batch of 4. 1 hatched a day early and the other 2 hatched the correct day but my fourth egg no hatch [​IMG] iv left number 4 in the incubator it is now 2 days late iv just canceled it and there's something in there but no movement and the air sac has taken up half the egg
    Can someone please tell me what's happening coz I'm getting slightly worried.
    Thanks all!
    3 dogs, 2 ducks , 2 chickens 3 chicks [​IMG]
     

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