Candling, is my egg bad??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jorosanna, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. jorosanna

    jorosanna New Egg

    Aug 27, 2011

    Today is day 14 and I have just candled 2 eggs for the first time. I have a light coloured egg and the light shone well through it, it is porous so has a speckled effect. Half the egg was darker and the other half clear. When I turned the egg the darker area always moved to the top, and as I moved it I noticed what looked like tiny air bubble that then floated up towards the darker part of the egg. Am I to presume this is gas and the egg is due to explode?? Or could the darker area (no blood ring) still be a chick.
    the eggs are under my broody hen, will hens always kick out the bad eggs or do some sit on them? I am pretty sure I saw movement in the other egg though the shell is very dark and don't want to risk losing that one because of a rotten egg explode in the nest.

  2. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Unfortunately, it sounds like the egg is no good. Normally, there will be a dark portion of the egg where the chick is but it wouldn't move to the top (as you described) when you turn the egg.

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