egg not loosing weight

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justafeedboy, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. justafeedboy

    justafeedboy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 18 eggs incubating, a bunch are marans one egg in particular is not loosing any weight. It weighs the same as day 1 all others have lost 5% I am ending day 5 and beginning day 6. there have been no temp swings, I have added water to keep the humidity at 40-45 % daily. All of the eggs seem to be developing properly. Any thing I can do to help the one egg along. It is not porous at all compared to the others. It is rock solid.
     
  2. chickendot

    chickendot Out Of The Brooder

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    Could just be an unfertilized egg. Do you see any veining when you candle it?
     
  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea weight doesn't mean everything. You have to candle it. Plus you are still very early in the game. But if you candle it and see nothing: no veining, no movement etc. Then the egg is bad.
     
  4. justafeedboy

    justafeedboy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have candled the egg twice the second time just to re confirm, it is developing I can see the veining it is at the same stage as all of the other eggs. I did have one unfertilized egg it was easy to distinguish.
     

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