keep it or toss it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joneus, May 16, 2011.

  1. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apparently the one egg I've had trouble candling is a black copper maran egg. I was gonna toss it, but now that I've read up on how hard they can be to candle, I'm hesitating. All I can see is the air space and a faint dark blob that moves slowly when the egg is turned... no movement, no obvious veins, no details of any sort- just a fuzzy dark blob. Is that normal? My gut is telling me "keep it" but lockdown is on Thursday and, while its not smelly now, I'm worried about it being a "bad egg" and potentially ruining the rest of the hatch.
     
  2. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In a coop
    how big is it
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep it.
     
  4. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs.brown :

    how big is it

    2.5" x 1.5", give or take.​
     
  5. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    I'd keep it just in case.
     
  6. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well what I would do is poke a hole if it takes too long and see if their is black or not, then if no movement happens slowly peel the shell away until you find out what you have there.!
     
  7. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    If it is not weeping or smelly, leave it.
     
  8. cecilia1959

    cecilia1959 Out Of The Brooder

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    I always have hope....keep it
     
  9. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely not toss it. Most of my marans eggs looked like that and they hatched. I could only see the air cell. If it doesn't smell, keep it. Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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