1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

how do I tell which eggs were the frozen ones?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maxandruby, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. maxandruby

    maxandruby New Egg

    9
    0
    9
    Feb 8, 2007
    blmfld, NY
    [​IMG] Max finally will be a Daddy! if all goes well. Ruby is at day 15 on the nest. Barb takes over sometimes, and Max sits on the eggs with Ruby. Not sure if that is normal but hey i'm not so why should my chickens. Okay the question I have is we had a cold snap up here just before Ruby decided to go broody. I had left eggs in coop because they froze. And planned on taking them out later. then Ruby decided she would sit on the nest. well after two weeks plus a day of a hen sitting on them they must be pretty ripe. How do I tell which ones have hopefully chicks inside vs ones that froze? I know to have mag light and dark room. but what will I "see' at this stage of the game in the fertile eggs and what won't I see in the prevously frozen eggs? or should I just leave them all alone ?
     
  2. DitzzyChic

    DitzzyChic Out Of The Brooder

    54
    0
    29
    Jan 11, 2007
    WV
    At two weeks you should definatly see chicks if they've developed. The infertile or frozen eggs should look clear.
     
  3. maxandruby

    maxandruby New Egg

    9
    0
    9
    Feb 8, 2007
    blmfld, NY
    thanks for the help. just wanted to be sure they would be clear still at this stage if not developing. Would be so sad if I threw out a good one. I pulled out clear ones yesterday and today. so at this point I have six with dark centers so if all continues next week should be the begining of chick week!!!! will post baby pictures.[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by