Dark BCM eggs, how do I know what to do with Candling results??

SportChick

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I have 11 Black Copper Marans eggs and I don't know what to do with my candling information. It is day #7 and I have one that really looks to be unfertilized and a lot more where I can see a good air cell and some that I can seen veins but I most I do not see much more than a dark area. I have a really good light (110 lumens). My Barred Rocks all look great (cute veins and eye balls and obvious movements). Do I throw my suspected quitter away or just wait? What is the risk to the other eggs? How will I ever see Blood Rings? Given that the shell is so thick I am assuming the risk of egg explosion is less but I need guidance here????
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abanjaf

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Ahhh, the problems with BCM eggs! I left all of my eggs in because it was too difficult to see and I was too scared to throw away a good egg. I figured that if I had a bad egg, the smell would give it away. They all hatched except one:) I say, let your nose guide you on those that you're not sure about.
 

SportChick

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What is the risk they will explode on me? I am hoping that the thick shell will hold them together. I have 19 eggs in the incubator. Is it easy to identify the rotten one? Seems like it would make them all smell awful.
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CindyG

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My first time incubating was with BCM eggs, I ended up with 3 live chicks out of 10 eggs (they had been shipped) and even though I left all of them in the bator till I was really sure, the ones that didn't make it did not smell or explode. When I opened them, they were just sort of scrambled. I'd wait longer than 7 days for sure.
 

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