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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stumble_n_mumble, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    hey guys.... i think this is a bad sign..... i tried to candle on day 5 which is today .... and the eggs are really porous..... isn't that bad? should i wait it out till day 10 maybe? and try it again or should i just take them all away [​IMG]
     
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  2. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait and try again. Did you see any veins?

    Porous eggs can be a bad sign (because it allows bacteria in more easily), but the eggs may still develop and be viable.
     
  3. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    alll 6 are like this?! why could that be!!
     
  4. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does a porous egg look like? I'm in the process of my first batch and was just wondering. I'm on day 7....
     
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    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

  6. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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  8. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
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    I had 4 porous eggs last hatch and the all made it so don't give up yet![​IMG]
     
  9. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have 1 egg that looks sort of like that. I thought it was "poop" on the egg, its kind of on the outside and inside... I will try to take a pic later on tonight when I candle.......
     
  10. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    what makes a egg be porous?!
     

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