hatchability of porous eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by roxie03, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. roxie03

    roxie03 Out Of The Brooder

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    School teacher here....I will admit that I am a novice but when I candled my eggs most of them are speckled, which I have been told means they are porous. I've also been told that porous eggs usually will not hatch. I got my eggs from a large hatchery through a school program they offer rather than a farm. This makes me believe that my eggs stand a better chance of hatching but I'm a little concerned about them being too porous. Advice please!!! I don't want my kids to be disappointed.
     
  2. rikku_03

    rikku_03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on a post I read by Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain it says porous eggs have a good chance of hatching too except they need more humidity.
    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain's Post
     
  3. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My standard cornish don't have great shell quality (one more thing to work on!) and occasionally I get a fairly porous egg.

    They can hatch, but for me a high percentage candle as infertile. I have stopped setting them.

    If they start developing they should be ok, just watch the air cell size as mentioned previously.

    Good luck![​IMG]
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    They are very hatchable. You just need to watch the humidty better if you are using a styrofoam incubator.

    There is no difference in the internal part of a porous egg than a non porous egg.
     
  5. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have porous eggs pipping today. It's looking to be my best hatch ever.... my first attempt was a dismal failure. So yes, porous eggs can hatch.
     
  6. Kelpie

    Kelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had good luck with porous eggs. They are supposed to be more suseptable to bacteria but mine have done fine.
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I've had good luck hatching out porous eggs as well as non porous, hard as rock shelled eggs.
     
  8. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would not worry about it too much. I have also hatched porous egg. The babies are just as strong as the non-porous.
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've never had trouble hatching porous eggs.
     
  10. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you for makeing this post , I got some eggs from a local girl and some of them seem very porous so this is good info.
     

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