How old is my egg?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1011023, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. 1011023

    1011023 New Egg

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    I have 15 eggs in my incubator, a bunch of different breeds, and this is they're 3rd day. I candled them this morning and it appears that one of the eggs (speckled Sussex) is far more developed than the rest. I bought the eggs from a hatchery, could it be that the egg wasn't collected until a few days after it was laid? This egg has a lot of veins and you can see the embryo move inside. The rest just look like yolks. How old is my egg and when should I stop turning it? Are my other eggs fertile? Also, in the advanced egg the yolk stays to one side of the egg, is this a problem?

    I'm new to this so don't know much, if there's any tips you can give me they'll be much appreciated!

    Thanks :):):)
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    day 3 is too early to candle - all you are doing is risking damaging eggs.

    the egg with life in it may have been exposed to warmth along the way - check its progress on day 10 when you next candle.

    good luck
     
  3. 1011023

    1011023 New Egg

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    Ok thanks
     

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