Please look at these eggs *UPDATE! Pip!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nugget, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Nugget

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    I just picked these up tonight. They were supposed to be a week under a broody hen, and were sold to me as hatching eggs. I'm assuming these will hatch nothing and smell really bad in a few days?

    What do you think?
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  2. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    theres no picture.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    I wasn't able to view a pic.

    OK now I see it. Does the yolk spin freely when you turn the egg? If it does, there is nothing there. You might want to give it a few more days in the bator, just to be sure, but it doesn't look good to me at this point.
     
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  4. Must Be Losing It

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    I'd wait til someone w/ more experience looks, but honestly they don't look like anything is going on inside those eggs.
     
  5. mangled

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    I would say the same thing, Is it possible they've not been incubated at all?

    I don't have experience beyond my own incubation, but when I candled at 1 week, you could definitely see viens and embryo.

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  6. MissPrissy

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    I would NEVER buy eggs that had already been under a broody hen. You want fertile eggs that are fresh and never having started the incubation period. The moving and cooling off from going from a nest to an incubator would probably cause the embryo to die.

    If those are from a nest from a broody hen and she hasn't actively started sitting when you incubate them it will take 7 days to see veining.

    Eggs don't go rotten that fast either. You will smell the stink before they burst.

    Pourous eggs will hatch. I have a couple in my bator now growing just fine.

    Put them in your bator and give them 7 days to show you what they can do!

    Good luck!
     
  7. Nugget

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    Prissy, what do you think of the spatter of lucent spots over the shells? I thought I read somewhere that suggests bacterial contamination? If you think it isn't a guaranteed waste of time I'll incubate them.

    Thanks so much for your thoughts everyone
     
  8. Nugget

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    I didn't mean to get old eggs btw... the farm doesn't normally sell eggs but agreed to our request as sort of a favour. When we got there we learned that these eggs have been piling up under the hen and we weren't sure how old they were (a week or less). I'm a novice, and when told it may simply mean less incubation time, we bought them [​IMG]
    Queen of bad choices!
     
  9. MissPrissy

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    That is just a porous shell. I have orp eggs in my bator like that now that are developing fine. Don't toss them. At least put 7 days in them to see what happens. It'll be an experiment. [​IMG]

    Any bacteria I have seen was in goose eggs and it was black spots creeping out like something from a Steven King thriller.
     
  10. Nugget

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    lol, well thank you for your wealth of info! We'll keep our fingers tightly crossed
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