Dirty egg question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    When we got our eggs we had no info. We did get a dirty egg. I have left it alone, just turned it like the others and made sure it didn't touch others. Did I waste my time or is there a chance that the chick may be ok? Also, how can I candle? I was using my husband military high power light but he had to go to the field and brought it with. Is there any other homemade thing to use? I tried a different small light and it just didn't cut it
  2. fun monitor

    fun monitor Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    southern california
    I'm wondering the same thing. I think I'll end up leaving the poop or gently flaking most of it off.

    We candled the eggs after they arrived in a dark garage using my husband's MagLite. It's helpful if you have two people and have looked at pics online of what you should be able to see.
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    You can brush off most of the dried dirt. I get guinea eggs that are on the ground sometimes layed in muddy spots, and have had good hatches so far. I wouldnt put a completely encased egg in bator, but in nature they are layed in dirt/mud and still hatch.

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