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Due to hatch in 2 days, but one is odd

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ponypaw, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. ponypaw

    ponypaw In the Brooder

    Jul 1, 2011
    I have some golden pheasant eggs due to hatch day after tomorrow. ( Yay! [​IMG] ) I had 2 that were obviously infertile and threw them out earlier. One of the others is looking strange and I'm thinking it died halfway through development or something, but I'm not certain. It's not nearly as solid as the others, but it is more solid than a new egg. There are shadows of something, like a triangular dark spot. I thought I saw a vessel but I couldn't be sure, whereas in the others I was completely sure. There appears to be the same kind of shape I saw in the others a few days ago going on, but its more transparent. So I'm not sure if I should toss it or wait.

  2. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Songster

    Mar 5, 2010
    Dublin TEXAS
    i would wait and see you dont want to throw it away and find there was a chick. good luck on your hatch [​IMG]
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Better safe than sorry and if they are due in two days jsut wait and see if it hatches or not.
    Good luck!!!
  4. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Yes, until they're obviously rotten or its 3-4-5 days overdue, I wait. I look at it this way -- if I wait, there might be a slight chance of a positive outcome, that it will hatch and be healthy enough to live. Maybe the chance is only 10%, or 5%, or even 1%. But, if I toss it, there is a 0% chance. So, I give them the benefit of the doubt.

    I've had a few surprise me and pop out.
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    I am a shocker for writing down when I put eggs into the bator- although I know kind of when they are due-there is always a window of a few days - so I rely a lot on candling to see when I start to see movement at the base of the aircell. I have a group of 6 eggs right now due soon- and last night i did see some movement in one- so candled them all. Two of mine were looking very much like you described. I was looking especially for veins near the rim of the aircell to indicate the ducklings were still alive. I gently turned one egg to look from the underside and it really did look strange. I was certain that they were dead already but left them in the bator in case I was wrong I lowered the eggs to the hatching tray- and checked them again this morning to find that both are alive and now show some movement at the base of the aircell. I hope you egg will have a similar result. But it does go to prove that it can pay to err on the side of caution when the chance of sudden a suddenly exploding egg is low.

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