culling bad eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

    305
    0
    149
    Oct 13, 2007
    At what point should I cull bad eggs? Being that this is my first time hatching eggs I am not sure when I should cull bad eggs. My instincts tell me that as long as they don't smell bad just leave them in case there is something in there.
    Today is day 10
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, by day 10, if they are 100% clears or blood rings, just toss. If any signs of life, just let them go till the end if they don't smell.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    7,505
    19
    301
    Jan 30, 2007
    WV
    At day 7 when I have a questionable egg I mark it with a ? mark and leave it til day 14 to make sure nothing has developed., if it's clear or a blood ring, toss...if your still uncertain its up to you to toss or leave........if before hand tho you happen to smell a funky smell coming from the bator or have one weeping make sure you get that one out pronto!!....that's an egg waiting to explode!!...
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    7,008
    21
    261
    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I had one that was questionable right up to day 18, it didn't smell so I kept it under my broody, it hatched!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by