Bad Egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by citychickinthecountry, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. citychickinthecountry

    citychickinthecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one 7-day old egg that one of my hens has been sitting on. It is very porous but I thought I saw the spider veins on day 3 or 4. It is hard to see anything though due to the porousness of the egg.

    If this egg is bad, how long does it usually take before the egg weeps or smells bad?

    I am trying not to candle too much for fear of ruining the embryo's chances...if there actually is an embryo. :/
     
  2. citychickinthecountry

    citychickinthecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just candled the egg (Day 8) and we swear we saw the embryo wiggling. =D

    It is still so hard to see, even with a bright and strong flashlight...in the pitch black dark. =(
     

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