Can't see into my eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. I have 3 Marans and 7 EE eggs in my bator than I cannot see into. They are on day 12 right now.
    I am nervous they could be gone and I wouldn't know it. The EE eggs are olive green and blue, I can't see crud in those eggs when I candle.

    Would they smell if they were bad? Is the smell strong?

  2. byrandom

    byrandom Songster

    Sep 22, 2008
    Terrell, TX
    You will be able to tell. I have decided not to candle any of my eggs.. Makes me less of a nervous wreck! LOL

    I had one bad egg that I could smell a mile away, and it only took a minute or two to find it and dispose of it...
  3. AWChickens

    AWChickens Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    Bloomington, IN
    I can never see into my Ameraucana eggs, and even one of my BR hens that lays a darker brown is pretty much impossible. You just have to go on faith, and yes- if they are bad you will smell it WAY before they explode.

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