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Just Candled - this is what I got

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Urban Chaos, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just candled my eggs. These were shipped and arrived in a badly damaged box. I'm serious, I've never had a package arrive in such awful shape - makes me wonder if writing "fragile" on it is PO code for "use as football". Thankfully the shipper had packed very well and only 2/14 were cracked. I hope the pics are ok, I was holding egg/flashlight in one hand and camera in the other. Its a balancing act.

    Looks like a blood ring

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    Looks like nothing

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    This one has veining, but the lines are not clean - they kind of look like they are bleeding.

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  2. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

    Feb 1, 2011
    Lake Huron,MI
    Cool.
     
  3. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just incubate them anyway. I candled eggs at 10 days and was sure I had eggs that were no good. I cracked a couple open for my own scientific (lol) knowledge.. and cracked open a 10 day old LIVE chick. It died right there on a paper plate in my kitchen. I won't take an egg out of the incubator again unless it is seeping. Hard lesson learned. I cried and cried.
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I received a dozen eggs in the mail yesterday.. out of the dozen.. all 12 have detached air cells.. and 3 of the eggs look like they are scrambled...

    makes me wonder if they do have some sort of sport/contest in the postal service where fragile packages are utilized...
    this is a package I received a few months ago... I wonder who won....
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  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell from a still photo, but the first pic looks hopeful to me! Christie Rhae is right - don't be too quick to remove the ones you're not sure about. Evevy hatch I do I mark on the shells with a pencil the ones I think look great and the ones I really think look like they died in the shell. And every time I'm wrong about at least one egg!
     

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