Is my egg still viable for hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickooster, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Chickooster

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    Hello. I was wondering if my egg is still viable for hatching. My rooster took the egg from my broody yesterday. I found the egg this morning in some weeds and it was a bit sticky. The hen has been sitting on that egg since Tuesday or Monday. thank you
     
  2. Poultry keeper2

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    Oh no! You can put it back under her but if it was out there for a day I don't think it serviced, how many eggs do you have under your hen? I'm sorry[​IMG]
     
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  4. Chickooster

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    I have three eggs under the hen. Is there some kind of test to see if it is still viable? thank you
     
  5. Poultry keeper2

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    There sure is it's very simple,candling is taking a light or a flashlight and shining it in the egg, to see if they is any development, what day are your eggs?
     
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  6. Chickooster

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    Sadly i cant candle the egg because the egg shell is too dark. The eggs are six days old now.
     
  7. Poultry keeper2

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    Oh ok so are the eggs like dark as in a dark laying hen or just dark inside? eggs shouldn't be dark inside quite yet.
     
  8. Chickooster

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    The eggs are dark as in a dark laying hen.
     
  9. Poultry keeper2

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    Try a float test.
     
  10. Chickooster

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    I thought the egg smelled funny so i opened it up and it was rotten and it blew up[​IMG]. Luckily i did not get any of it on me [​IMG].
     

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