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Egg no good?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cmchickens, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. cmchickens

    cmchickens Chirping

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    I just started incubating my first batch of eggs two days ago. They are shipped eggs (a gamble I know, but one I was willing to take). When I was candling the eggs after I first got them, I noticed that one of them had little specks swirling around when I turned the egg. Does this mean the egg is no good? Is there something wrong inside of it?
     
  2. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chirping

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    Personally, I would wait and candle around seven to ten days to know for sure. I had an egg once that looked interesting inside but my gut told me to put it back and it eventually hatched a nice little silky chick I named Octotoes (long story). Best of luck. My hen is sitting and her eggs I think are supposed to hatch next week.
     

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