candling pics of bad eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LaGeniaLoca, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. LaGeniaLoca

    LaGeniaLoca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've found the candling pics that show progression of good eggs, but does anyone have pics of what bad eggs look like? I have eggs in the bator that are on day 5, and I swear there isn't a single good one. I've tried taking pics with my camera, but haven't had any luck. I don't want to crack these open, as I paid for these to be shipped and don't want to waste them. The shells are very light in color, so I can see inside them easily. Some look completely clear, and others look cloudy or dark, but I don't see any veining in any of them.
     
  2. ChickieWoo

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  3. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to Incubating & Hatching Eggs-Important topic Index-Please Review by Silkiechicken. Click on it. Go to Egg Candling Pics: Progression through Incubation. Great pics of candling
     
  4. LaGeniaLoca

    LaGeniaLoca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I already checked those links, but didn't find what I was looking for. I guess I'm hoping to find something to reassure me that I didn't just waste $25 on a dozen scrambled eggs!

    I did find this link that shows more of what I was looking for - what the bad eggs look like when candled.

    http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/Avian/pfs32.htm
     
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  5. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 5 is a little early to make a decision on viability.
    I'd try to hold off until day 10 to make sure you don't toss any slow starters.
    Good luck to you.
     
  6. LaGeniaLoca

    LaGeniaLoca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What do you mean by slow starters? I thought that at day 5 you would be able to at least see the "spider" veins.
     
  7. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not all eggs hatch on day 21 and not all eggs will show veining on day 5.
    Depending on your incubation temperatures and how steady temperature and humidity has been they could be developing a little slower.
    Day 5 is just a little early to decide to toss is all.
    Hoping they're just off to a slower start and you have some keepers.
     
  8. LaGeniaLoca

    LaGeniaLoca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I candled them tonight, I found one developing. The others were completely clear, or cloudy and dark with little bubbles floating around. I went ahead and opened them up and found that the clear ones never did anything at all, and all the others were goopy and starting to smell. I don't think I'll ever buy shipped eggs again.
     
  9. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sucks! Sorry to hear you had a bad experiance. Did you say 1 of 12 is going strong?
     
  10. LaGeniaLoca

    LaGeniaLoca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, just 1 out of 12. It's a mille fleur bantam cochin. Here's hoping it continues to develop. [​IMG]
     

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