Questions again...When to chuck eggs.?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gabrielle1976, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    First a qusetion about blood ring type stuff.. I have one small white egg<hasnt been a good day for the small white eggs I got shipped to me, not the shippers fualt she packed them beutifully>
    Its not a blood ring but the color is the same as I have seen in pictures.. Its two spots about the size of a grain of rice ... the air cell is allso not fixed and has smaller bubbles around it... Should I chuck it its on day 3/4, no sign of viening.
    Ok I have 5 eggs that had viening on day 5 but at day 8 I could not find a embryo or see any movement although I can still see viens..should I give it more time or not.. the rest of the ones with embryo's moveing around in there were very obvious.
  2. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Songster

    Aug 15, 2008
    I keep my eggs until day 12 and I candle them at that time.
    Some chicks start slow or maybe its hard to see throught shell before then.
    It won't hurt to have them in there that long, and by the time they are that age, you can most defenetly tell which ones are not growing.
    It sounds like you still have veining so keep 'em in there. [​IMG]
    The one that you mentioned the air cell wasn't fixed, may be a dud. It sounds to me that it may have been scrambled from shipping, but I haven't done shipped eggs yet. Like I said if you aren't sure, it should be fine to leave it in there a few more days if you want to be positive.
    Good luck with your babies. [​IMG]
  3. needtohatch

    needtohatch Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hart Co
    As long as they are not weeping or smelly I would leave them in and check again in a few days. If any start either of the above toss them.
  4. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Don't give up on eggs with scrambled air cells! I have already had many of those hatch, and I only started hatching eggs this winter! [​IMG]

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