Broken Egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lfoose, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Medina, OH
    We have a broody hen and the other day I finally decided to allow her to sit on her egg.

    Well, she will move out of the nestbox and let others lay their eggs there and then she'll sit on them too. Yesterday I checked under her and there were two eggs. Since I was unsure which was 'her' egg, I took both to try and candle. My hands were cold and one slipped out of my hand, fell to the ground and cracked.

    In the yolk was a lot of vein like things. It reminded me of a bloodshot eye. In the middle of that was a red dot about the size of the head of a pencil. It was contracting like a tiny little heart.

    Is that what I saw? I was near tears and felt just horrible when I saw that. Amazing to see, but sad too because I cracked the darn egg![​IMG]
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Sorry to hear that it got broken but that is what you saw the veining and the eye or embryo ....
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Oh that's to bad sorry to hear that. I would keep a crayon or pencil in the coop and next time you let her sit on one. Mark it with a X and that way you will know which is hers. That what I did with momma's eggs and I would just collect the others that were laid each day.

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