Good egg or bad egg???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fortkevin10, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. fortkevin10

    fortkevin10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to incubating. I have a small sized incubator, currently with only 7 eggs. I know 4 of them are for sure developing as I can clearly see the eye/blood veins. The other 3 eggs, I'm not so sure they are on track. I can't really tell because they are opaque. Should I keep them or throw them away? I would have to throw out a developing egg, but if I keep one, I heard they can explode. Also, are there any given sogns to tell if an egg isn't developing? Thanks!!!
     
  2. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came to find an answer to this same question, so I will wait here!! I have to make a decision on mine that don't appear to be developing tonight. I'm so scared to kill a developing baby, but don't want them to explode if not. And some are too opaque to be sure!
     
  3. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I went ahead and candled them again and was pretty sure 4 did not develop. So I just opened them and thank God they didn't. So I have 4 left, 3 which are definitely developing, and 1 that I'm not sure about but I kept it.
     
  4. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the eye of one I just candled :)

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  5. dcbcaaron

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    the picture is kinda dark so it's hard to tell, how far along is your incubation? (i've never had an egg "explode" in the incubator)
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Given signs are no signs of development or a quitter. I don't even candle until 7 or 10 days. then it's obvious those that never started or quit in first few days. Then I candle again at 14 days and those that stopped developing are far behind the ones that are still growing. It's a which one is not like the others type thing. Very few that grow 7 days stop but things happen especially with kids in the house.
     
  7. BellChell123

    BellChell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've hatched out chicks for many years, and there is always at least one egg that isn't fertilized and we've never had them explode. When everyone else is done hatching we just take that egg ad toss it out.

    Good luck![​IMG]
     
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  8. fortkevin10

    fortkevin10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Based on the replies I've seen, I think I'll keep the eggs in. I heard they can explode and it's then really messy and smelly. Also, I'm on day 11 of incubation. It's just hard to tell if some eggs are good because they are opaque.
     
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  9. dcbcaaron

    dcbcaaron Out Of The Brooder

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    should be hatch day huh? how they coming?[​IMG]
     
  10. BellChell123

    BellChell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still have this thread subscribed to. Let us know how they're doing when they hatch!
     

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