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Day three, eggs took a tumble...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dianneS, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    South Central PA
    I was forced to move my bator around day three. I don't have an egg turner, the eggs just lie on the bottom. I tried to move it as carefully as I could and all the eggs rolled to one side of the bator and back again! How bad is this?

    Its now day five and I candled them. I've only set eight eggs at this time and five of the eight are doing okay. Two look like duds and the third is questionable? It looks as if it was developing or may be developing, but seems a bit off? I don't know how to describe it, but there are veins, but its a bit "sloshier" than the others if that makes sense? Could this one be on its way out? At what point do I give up on them?

  2. Petej

    Petej Songster

    Dec 6, 2010
    PDX area
    It's a toss up. They might be OK, they might not be.

    Check for cracks, if there none, than just sit on your hands and wait....
  3. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC

    Goddess [​IMG]

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