Candling Ameraucana Bantam Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cree, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Cree

    Cree Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 Ameraucana Bantam eggs and 6 Jersey Giant eggs on the incubator and yesterday was day 7. When I candled the eggs all but one of the Jersey Giants looked really good, but when I candled the Ameraucanas their shells looked almost bubbly and I could not see into the almost at all. Is this normal for the Ameraucanas or is there something wrong with my eggs?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    You probably need a stronger candling light. Shells will have a lot of differences in their quality and density. The first year of laying will give you the best quality shell. Adding calcium to their diet can improve shell quality.
     

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