Incubating against the odds...

SavKel&RynKel

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So this evening we started our third incubation, a friend of ours recieved a blue copper maran rooster and his Americauna has been laying fertile green eggs quite consistently. We had eight saved from march 29th until today, and threw in a random brown egg just to fill the incubator. I've uploaded a picture so you can see, these eggs are very small and oblong, so I'm not positive they will do great, and with some of them being over a week old i know their success rate is decreased-but we've tried some tricks such as the pointy side down in an effort to give all these eggs a fighting chance!
We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions and we'll keep you posted on the details over the next few weeks!
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SavKel&RynKel

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I had no idea. I thought it developed a few days in. Usually i don't candle until like a week in, but this time i wanted to do a few things different. I wasn't asking about this egg in particular, but just if it was normal/possible so early in the game. The circle that you can barely see in the image is almost as large as a dime in real life, so i was surprised that it could be so large so fast, but if it started at birth then that actually makes a lot of sense. Thanks!
 

SavKel&RynKel

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Mar 16, 2018
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These are standard chickens, though the hen lays a smaller oblong egg than what I'm used to.
Thanks for that chart! I looked up something like "chicken air sack chart" and the ones i saw were all day 4 or day 7...but that one spells it out.
 
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