Is this a bad egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hj_frederick, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. hj_frederick

    hj_frederick New Egg

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    This is a silkie egg that she has been sitting on for about 10-11 days. Looked at it 3-4 days ago (so day 7 or 8 I believe) and saw the yolk with very faint veins and a small black spot in the middle of the yolk. This is what the egg looked like today:

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    I apologize about the quality but hopefully you can see what I am talking about. 3/4 of the egg is dark and there is basically a straight line between the airsack and the opaque area. The egg sounds like there is something hard inside when I gently moved it back and forth. I see no movement or veins at all...just blackness. I found the egg in the middle of the coop today when I went to check on her so I do not know if she is rejecting the egg or if one of my other hens chased her out of her box and removed the egg. I placed the egg back under her when I found it. I really just want an opinion since I have seen changes inside the egg, I do not want to open it if there is a chance it may be viable. Thanks for any help you can give.
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like chickie developing
     
  3. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would say its alive and developing. I would keep! Make sure and mark the egg and stick it under her if she keeps rejecting eggs.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I had one I was worried about recently, but I see it is growing and I did see veins.
     

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