Day 10 candle - questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by squeakyballs, May 30, 2010.

  1. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is day 10! Most of the eggs are almost completely dark, like this:
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    This one isn't as dark. Will it develop in time to hatch with the others? I saw something creepy moving inside so I hope it makes it!
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    What is this one doing?
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    And, just so I don't feel guilty tossing it... this one is dead, right?
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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    What kind are ya hatching?

    They look good except the last one.

    I have found that eggs that look porus like that have a low hatch rate,at least i have not had luck with them, they make good omlettets though [​IMG]

    Good luck keep us posted [​IMG]
     
  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The above person is right. You tend to get very low hatch rate on porus eggs. At day 10, I wouldn't think the eggs would be that dark. You should see lots of veins and movement. Sometimes it will look like the chick has settled on one side of the egg. Almost like half the egg is dark and the other half is clear. I hope this makes sense. Good luck and others should help soon.

    They look good except that last one.[​IMG]

    I've also thought that my eggs were at different stages of developement. But they all hatched at the same time.
     
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  4. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all from different breeds that LareePQG's awesome Aloha rooster is with. [​IMG]

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    Also, thanks for the replies. [​IMG] I'll toss the BO one.

    I've also thought that my eggs were at different stages of developement. But they all hatched at the same time. This makes me feel much less worried. [​IMG]
     
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  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    that one marked "BO" may actualy have been from a sneaky new layer---my blue orpington. I just noticed she started laying last week, so that would explain the porousness and lack of chick action.

    Next time....Muahahahahahaha!
     

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