Candled Egg....freckled??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tiegrsi, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Tiegrsi

    Tiegrsi Songster

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    Day 7 and I am candling for clears....but I have 2 eggs that have what I would call "freckles" when lit. Without the light, they look like plain colored eggs- they are not spotted. One is much worse than the other, I'm showing the one with the most spots here. It DOES look like there is some development in one, not in the other. What could cause this? I've had many hatches before, but never had an egg look like this when candled.

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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    Looks like a more porous shell. As hens get older they can lay more porous eggs, or it can just be a hiccup in the process. It may lose water faster than the non porous ones.
     
  3. That is an excessively porous shell. It is less likely to hatch than an egg with a nicer shell, but, even so, it may hatch. I'd leave it in, but don't be surprised if it develops a blood ring, or just fails at the end. I have had them hatch, but do not usually set them unless I really need to try to get something from a particular breed.
     
  4. Tiegrsi

    Tiegrsi Songster

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    Thanks, both of you. I think I will take them both out; I'd rather not leave them in if they are not likely to hatch without issues. I have plenty more.
     

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