Bad eggs in bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Josie, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do you take bad eggs out of the incubator? If I took out all the ones that are no longer moving, I would only have two left. (Day 14)
    Also, when I candle one egg, I saw three different spots, the next time the same egg was one larger spot. It's not moving, its dead, right?
    Thanks
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not always! Sometimes the baby is resting. I don't always see them move, but if there are veins and not just a blood ring, they're probably fine.
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks,
    Maybe there is some hope.
    Great website Cynthia!

    By the way is there such thing as "too much candling"?

    Edited: oops! Great website Poison Ivy!
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The site Poison Ivy posted is definitely one of my favorites! SO many pics to study. Can you candle too much? Well, yes, in a way. Candling in and of itself doesn't hurt the egg, but handling it too much and shaking up the embryo, taking the chance on dropping it, etc, would be the problems.
     

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