Only one of the three eggs has veins. Should I add some more?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Smartie_Pants, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I have a silkie setting on one of her eggs and two EE eggs. This is day 5, not counting the day they were set, and I candled because I couldn't stand the anticipation anymore. Only the silkie egg had veins. The others were clear. Should I go ahead and add a few more eggs or wait until day seven? I don't want there to be only one chick, it will be lonely. After her egg hatches, will she set the extra 5 days to hatch the rest? Or will I need to finish in an incubator?
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I would leave them a few more days it's pretty early.
     
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Are you sure? There was nothing at all in them, just the yolk. The silkie egg on the other hand was full of veins. I don't really care to wait, I just don't want there to be a lonely chick and I don't want to add more later and have her abandon them for the early chick at the very end.
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I had some that I couldn't see the veins in that early, and they hatched. I wouldn't jump the gun. Be patient.
     
  5. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Okay, thanks you guys. I normally don't candle until day 7 or 8, so I guess I'm just overconcerned.
     
  6. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I'd stick a few under her just in case.... you could always get rid of the extra chicks or even crack the eggs in a few days if you don't want that many. If it is one chick, you don't want them to be too far apart.
     
  7. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Now I'm not sure what to do. I think I'll stick just ONE egg under her. That way, if those two do end up hatching I'll have four chicks, and that a resonable amount for me. Now to decide which breed!
     
  8. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Okay, I put it under her. It was either a Golden Comet Mix or Barred rock Mix. Can't remember which layed it.
     
  9. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    [​IMG] 1 more never hurts.
     
  10. Joy1

    Joy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better to be safe than sorry!
     

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