Candling shipped eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abritton77, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. abritton77

    abritton77 Chirping

    Jan 9, 2011
    Broken Bow
    Ive got some white eggs that I bought off of ebay and candled today which is day 4. They show normal looking development, but look kinda scrambled inside. I also have an egg of my own that I set on the same day of the same breed and it looks different as far as how runny it looks in the inside, if that makes any sense. Could I expect these to continue to develop? Ive had 3 hatches so far and have an 85% hatch with my eggs and about 42 with some other shipped eggs. I would be satisfied with a 40%-50% hatch on these. I am just trying to get enough to breed, I only have the one hen now with a different roo.
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    If you minimize handling, they might hatch. I've had eggs with ruptured air cells hatch fine, but I probably wouldn't expect a 50% hatch rate. [​IMG] I probably wouldn't candle them again until lockdown.
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    they do tend to get scrambled when they ship. As long as the yolk sac isn't broken they should be OK - but as mentioned before 50% is a good hatch rate for shipped eggs.

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