Didn't toss the egg out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seminolewind, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I candled day 7 and had 3 active movement, and one just looked like stuff floating around inside the egg, no movement of it's own. But I decided to put it back for 3 more days , and it's alive!!!! Thank God I didn't just toss it.
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I don't look for movement, just veins and some sort of development.

    It's a good thing you spend so much time at the computer reading about candling. [​IMG]
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Never throw out a questionable egg here til day 14 candling!!...I have almost done the same thing a few times...learned my lesson long ago!.... sometimes you don't see movement!!!...
     
  4. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    I had a small egg with a free-floating yolk, and no veins that I could see, but I kept it anyway. That's Sparky. He's a week old, and as cute a bug! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Oh no. I always toss the floaters. Now I feel stupid, well more than usual.
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    That described it, a floater. But it kicks now, LOL.
    Nice, Robin, Sparky is one lucky chick
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Well, it's better than sleeping my life away.
     
  8. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    PC - don't feel bad about tossing the floaters. Sparky is a runt, and he might not make it anyway. I read that runts often have organ problems. We'll see.
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I've gotten to the point that I question myself when candling and tossing because of past errors. Now nothing gets tossed unless it is smelly or leaking until after the hatch is complete...except clears. I used to think eggs had "bloodrings" but discovered it was just the vein network forming around the the circumference of the egg. I lost a few to that error. Now I just wait it out. Never had an "exploder" though.
     
  10. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:I had two exploders. Those are the main reason I even started candling.
    They exploded when I cracked them open on day 22 to see what happened.
    It was pretty nasty.
     

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