common problem with Araucana (green eggs) going dark during incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by [email protected], Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 Araucana (green eggs) in my hovabator 2 eggs are like 3/4 dark from side to side (darkness goes completely to air sack) and veins are showing in the not so dark spots. my other 2 eggs are completely dark (except the air sack) its only day 11. when i attempted to hatch eggs in a home made incubator they turned a little dark after a couple of days. Is this a common problem with these chickens or am i doing something wrong?[​IMG] my other eggs from my brown eggs look normal.

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  2. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Araucana eggs go dark fast also, don't worry about it. The ones I worry about are the ones that don't.

    Lanae
     
  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have Araucana eggs right now, but I do have some Faverolles that are doing exactly what you are describing.

    And to make matters worse, this is my first hatch! Boy did I panic about losing the entire batch! There don't seem to be any candling pictures or charts that indicated a blackout egg at day 7 is normal.

    BUT, I did candle last night on day 16, and a little foot kicked out into the lighter space on the egg! So I know for a fact that early blackout eggs don't mean a hatch failure :p Whew what a relief!
     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've hatched a couple batches of EE eggs, which were green/blue, and they were almost impossible to see in. My more olive ones were impossible to candle, so I finally just gave up.
     
  5. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that's what I was thinking! the only ones that didn't go really dark I can see veins on. so this might me i have 2 extra eggs! anyone know why they go dark or have any theory's?

     

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