Hatching eggs.If there is no smell when do you throw out the clear ect

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Soaring Chicks, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    I have some that look clear and a pos blood ring on one. How do I know when to throw out? None smell at all. I would think that if they are bad /dead they would smell. Right or wrong? [​IMG] I'm one day 13. They are LF BLR eggs. Some are darker then others. Eggs where shipped. None broken or frozen. Not the best of flash light. Also I'm new at this/first time hatching eggs. I am using a eco 20 no turner. I was going to take pics but I can not get a good one that can be seen good enough to post. [​IMG]
    Please help I have no clue what to do.

  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I'm forever the optimist and will usually hang onto them until day 15. If you don't see anything by then *unless it's a very, very dark egg*, I toss it. If it's a dark egg, I'll let it go til a day or two beyond hatch.

    ETA: A blood ring is pretty obvious. I toss those as they're identified.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010
  3. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    I toss the 100% clear ones around day 8-10. By then at least half the egg should be dark when candling, so the ones that are 100% light, can go then. If there are any signs of development I tend to hang onto them a bit longer. I've mistaken a blood ring before and cracked a live egg. I'll toss any that aren't developing on day 18, but any doubts and they go in to lockdown and get a chance to hatch. I do mark those, so I'm not waiting forever for a questionable egg.
  4. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    I toss the clear ones on Day 18 at lockdown, and any blood rings when discovered. Actually, except for initially candling them to make sure there are no cracks, I don't candle until lockdown...but I have tactile and coordination issues, so I try not to risk handling them. And my incubator is pretty big so I don't have to remove them to make space.
  5. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Songster

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    usually by the 10th day I know if its gonna remain in the bator, if it's clear I toss it cause I don't want to chance an eggsplosion !!![​IMG]
  6. We toss on day ten if they are clear or with blood ring. Any sign of growth and we keep them until we recandle on day 15. If no real growth by then they go out and new ones take their place.
  7. Chipper

    Chipper Songster

    Jan 12, 2009
    Washington County, NY
    I candle one time and that is on day 10.If the embryo has been developing you can tell very easily at this point.The embryo is also less sensitive than it was at an earlier age.Any clears or blood rings get tossed and the others go full term in my bator. [​IMG]

  8. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Ok there are 2 that have been clear from the 1st time I candle at day 8. 1 I thought was growing looks real clear now compared to the others. The one I think has a blood ring does have Blk. area ,but there is a red ring around the middle of the egg. Looks like a vein but goes straight around the middle. Is this what the blood ring looks like for sure? I have some I'm not sure on but they are Blk. some I know for sure. They have movement I can see. {Eggs are lighter} Crazy thing is my own CM egg I know is good . I saw movement. At first I thought I was moving it. Then I relized when I turned it ,it would move the other way not w/ the way I moved it. Beginners Luck! I suck at the lighter BLR eggs![​IMG] I'm worried cause I hear everyone saying they tossed alive one. I have looked for over a year for BLR LF eggs that I did not have to sell my car for. That was not hatchery stock. [​IMG] Is the way I feel now.
    How old do they have to be to start smelling? At 99.5 F I would think it would smell. [​IMG] Thanks for the info. Keep them coming I need all the help I can get. It's like this [​IMG] for me!
  9. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Songster

    A bad egg does not always smell. I had an egg start seeping before I noticed the smell. What you want to look for is a developing embryo surrounded by a spiderweb of blood vessels somewhere around day 8-10. As the embryos develop, they will increase in size rapidly and eventually fill up most of the egg. The egg will look very dark when you candle it. At the rounder end you will see a round clear area which is the air sac. If the egg is clear in the latter part of incubation you can toss it. If an egg or an odor develops in your incubator at any time, remove the bad egg. If you are worried, just wait longer to make sure the egg is not developing. I only toss clears. When in doubt, I just keep incubating.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010
  10. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

    Jan 3, 2010
    Ok Thanks,
    So by now the 14th day if clear I can toss out. Any that are Dark keep. What about the one with red vein like ring that goes around the egg? Also one more ? that I have by what day do you know if the ones that are dark are good? EX.... If I have one that is dark has air sac, but also has what looks to be a air sac on bottom too. By what day can you be sure if GOOD or Bad? Next ex...... Dark on whole bottom with air sac on top. GOOD ???
    Sorry if I keep repeating myself. I am a little hard headed. I have to drill info. in to my brain when I'm not sure or have ?'s on things I care about. Feel free to [​IMG] me. Anything to snap me out of this don't know anything stage. [​IMG] Good news the 29 th is hatch day then I will not be bugging everyone! [​IMG]

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