Quitter day 17?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Snowchicken56, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Snowchicken56

    Snowchicken56 Out Of The Brooder

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    How can you tell if you have a quitter at day 17? Tomorrow is lockdown, and one of my green eggs doesn't look promising. The veins look a bit lighter, but I can still see them, but I don't see any movement. When I turn the egg, it looks a little 'sloshy' in it. Should I leave it in the incubator just in case? I just don't know how to tell if it died or is just napping when I was candleing!
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That late in the game I leave all in unless one smells. I made the mistake once of culling one I THOUGHT was a quitter. It wasn't. I swore it wouldn't happen again, so if it doesn't smell it doesn't come out until hatch is done.
     

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