Candling turkey eggs at 7 days?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by LadyBirdsPalace, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. LadyBirdsPalace

    LadyBirdsPalace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled my eggs at 7 days, all the duck eggs are awesome! Got my little spider-vein looking business going on inside just like you see in all the pictures!

    My turkey eggs not so much, two are looking good after a considerable amount of more looking as they are a little darker in colour and have spots. One I just see a large dark area but I think I will check this one in a couple more days as might just need a little more time but there are two that I have questions about...

    1) It's runny! As I move it I can see liquid sloshing around in there and I didn't see this in any of the other eggs.

    2) It appears to have red lines, but I can't see that spot in the center of them, PLUS, I think there is a very faint crack in it that I didn't notice on day one. I'm thinking this one is a No-Go, and I should pull it asap...

    Feedback please!

    Thank you!

    (I also posted this under incubating not sure where to ask...)
     
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Runny/sloshing around is definitely bad if its been in there 7 days. On shipped eggs, they might do this for a couple of days if they were really tossed around, but the air cell should settle and repair itself after a couple of days. If its still sloshing at day 7, toss it.

    The second one, I'd wait on.

    I DO think that turkey eggs seem to either develop somewhat slower at first than duck or goose eggs, even though they're all 28 days (roughly, geese can be like 28 to 30 ish, I guess). They seem to not be doing so much at first, and even through about day 23ish, and then all of the sudden fill up.
     
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    On my turkey eggs, by day seven, I could clearly see veins and an embryo using a high powered flashlight. I second that the sloshing is very bad. If you see the contents swirling freely, the egg has gone bad, definitely pitch it. Happened to an egg of mine later in development, and the eggtopsy I did (outside thankfully) was absolutely vile.
     
  4. LadyBirdsPalace

    LadyBirdsPalace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info! I'll toss ol' runny there to be on the safe side and cool my jets for the other for a few more days.
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    You can sometimes see clearly enough with turkey eggs at seven days, but I really prefer to wait until day 10. By then you can be sure.
     
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.T. Hagan :

    You can sometimes see clearly enough with turkey eggs at seven days, but I really prefer to wait until day 10. By then you can be sure.

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