candled eggs question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justtoni44, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    I candled the eggs at 10 days.all were clear except one.
    I am trying to figure out what that means....shipped eggs..
    no sign of an air sack , Is there a way to know if the were handled badly in shipping
    or not fertile to start with.
    oh, Have the one pipping right now...[​IMG]
    I am just trying to learn.
    Thank You,Toni

  2. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chirping

    May 18, 2011
    Dixon Missouri
    Well shipped eggs are a gamble as the PO doesn't handle anything with care.
  3. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Thank you for your responce, I appreciate it.. But Lord knows I am very aware of shipped eggs and the PO....[​IMG]
    I am trying to learn more about candeling..........
    specifically, what an egg being clear means........
    thanks again
  4. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    Well if you candled at day 10 and it was still clear then the chances are that it was most likely unfertile. If you candle and the eggs looks not as developed as the rest it most likely died sometime during incubation.
  5. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Thanks, thats what I was thinking.
    have candled some that had detatched cells.but it was obvious....

  6. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Quote:Not necessarily so when you're talking about shipped eggs. An egg can be fertile and sound and then be subjected to rough handling or extremes of temperature which would then render it non-viable. My own eggs have 100% fertility but when I send them through the mail (bubblewrapped and also cushioned in straw) there are always quite a few non-developers and also quite a few early quitters, which I almost never get when I hatch them myself...
  7. Hi Toni! A clear (nothing but yolk) egg at Day 10 means that for *some* reason, it did not begin to develop.
    It could be an infertile egg, or a non-viable fertile egg. I don't know a way to tell one from the other except by 'cracking out' and checking for a bulls-eye. By Day 10, it might be difficult to open the egg without breaking the yolk (I try to check shipped eggs by Day 6).
    I can't imagine why you aren't see an air cell on Day 10.
    Good luck!
    ps: Did you candle the Serama eggs to check the air cells?


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