Candling Question

YardBirdHost

In the Brooder
9 Years
Dec 7, 2010
82
0
39
Maryland
I'm at day 8 and 2 of 8 eggs have visible veins when candled. The other 6 have nothing visible except the air sack.
My assumption is that the "6" are not going to developed and should be culled.

I just want to make sure I am correct before I trash the 6 with no veins!

Thanks
 

Coldweatherbirds

Chirping
8 Years
Feb 24, 2011
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Central Maine
Are they really clear? Or are the shells thick and it's hard to tell? I can only see veins in my white eggs b/c I'm just using a little LED flashlight. I'm not culling anything until it is super obvious that the egg is really empty or a quitter.
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YardBirdHost

In the Brooder
9 Years
Dec 7, 2010
82
0
39
Maryland
I ended up culling 6 of the 8 eggs. Good thing the seller sent 2 extras.

I have 1 eggs in my LG and 1 egg in my homemade incubator. Now I have to decide to keep 1 egg in each incubator or to combine them into one.
If I combine them into one incubator, should I put them in the LG or my homemade incubator? LGs are known for having problems, which I haven't had any yet.
 

YardBirdHost

In the Brooder
9 Years
Dec 7, 2010
82
0
39
Maryland
I'm sooo bummed.....day 26 and nothing from the 2 remaining eggs. What an emotional rollercoaster!!!

Time to start the search for some more bantam barred cochin eggs.
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
8,696
289
316
Strasburg Ohio
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Oh, I totally know how that feels......I've had two batches of eggs (one 18 Dominiques and one 9 Araucanas), and I got nothing from both one year......Sometimes things that happen during shipping like rough handling, or the eggs getting too hot or too cold can ruin your embryos.....

I try to order eggs from the same state I'm in....althought I did have a 50% hatch from eggs that I ordered from Texas...I'm in Ohio, so I thought that was pretty good.

Keep on trying!
 

Dixon Farm

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 29, 2011
14
0
22
Allentown
People think I'm nuts but I also have to say I can smell when my eggs are incubating right. lol It's the smell of the sacs when they hatch. I also start smelling them when they are 8-10 days into incubating.
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