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Did my eggs get scrambled in shipping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Smartie_Pants, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I was candling some EE eggs I had shipped that are on day 5. I know its still a little early, but when I picked some of the eggs up and put them in my egg basket to take them back, I could feel some of the yolks sloshing around. With just that little action of putting them in the basket I could feel it.

    Is this a sign that they aren't good? I couldn't see through the shell with my flashlight to see veins, and my powerful one isn't charged up.

  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    It sound like it. You can usually feel the movement of liquid that is left inside is they are bad. I have not hatched EE eggs so I can't really help much but you should be able to see the air cell, I would think. Possibly by day 10. Keep an eye and nose out for them to turn and take out anything that has the slightest odor.
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    I hope not, just check them again at day 10...shipping is pretty hard on them, but at least some usually make it.
    Best wishes,

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