I'm 95% sure this is a bad egg...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by macmama, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. macmama

    macmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But I've never tossed one and I'd feel horrible if I was wrong. Mama tossed it out twice, and it looks a lot different than the others (day 10) I can see some veining but only within the black circle-- no movement whatsoever (I can see the other chicks kicking around in there) and the big dark area floats to the top whenever I move the egg. It's bad, right?

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  2. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you see veining then it was alive at one point it looks to be dead now.
     
  3. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If Mama tossed it, you can bet money on it that, it isn't any good!! I fell for it a couple times and went so far as to mark the egg. Sure enough, she always kicked out the same egg. No good!! You're safe to toss it.
     
  4. macmama

    macmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know it was alive at some point because it had good veining at day 5. 3 days later mama kicked it out, I marked it and put it back. Today it wasn't kicked out-- but she had moved it out of the way and wasn't sitting on it so I candled it. If a few more people tell me it's definitely bad then I'll toss it. I'd just hate to toss a live baby-- but I'd also hate to have an eggsplosion.
     
  5. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she kicked it out and it looks substantially different than the rest, it's bad.
     
  6. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a dead egg, sorry.
     
  7. macmama

    macmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, we put it in a bag and cracked it. There was a little embryo in there-- just a little pink blob with an eye, but it was dead. *whew!* Thanks for the encouragement... we had a 100% hatch last time so I figured we couldn't be as lucky this time! [​IMG]
     
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  8. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I just locked down 11, or 12, if my suspicions are right I may have a twin egg!
     

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