How can I tell if my shipped eggs are "scrambled" or intact ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adobechicks, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. adobechicks

    adobechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My shipped eggs arrived today. Di spite the sellers markings of FRAGILE all over the box, it was still smashed. Luckily she packaged them well so only 2 eggs were broken. I am really worried that the others are ruined now. Is there anyway to tell? Can I candle them....if i do what do i look for ?? They are resting at room temp pointy side down right now on my counter. advice?
     
  2. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candle mine to see if I can see like an "air bubble" move around that is when I think that the egg has detached air cell?? I'm actually gonna go do lthat right now, have 24 to candle BLRW, GLW and turkeys[​IMG]
    Ayda
     
  3. adobechicks

    adobechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    when i candle them I don't see bubbles i don't think. But a dark mass at the top....maybe the yolk???? i guess I don't really know what I am looking for.
     
  4. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

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  5. adobechicks

    adobechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you :) They are in they incubator. Fingers crossed. I am not going to mess with them except to fill the water and turn them. I hope for at least 1 !!!
     
  6. adobechicks

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    I took them out and put them into cut down egg cartons than put them back in....quickly! I put them pointy side down. They are set at 99.6 and some water in it. I am using the Brinsea Mini Advanced. I am so worried that I did something wrong or that they got to roughed up.....time will tell :)
     

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