Quitters? Scrambled?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tiffrz-N-Kidz, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2010
    Aledo, TX
    Hi all -

    I got 24 eggs off ebay and I think the PO scrambled them for me. One arrived cracked and the box was well packed so I am thinking the worst.

    I stuck them in the bator anyway, and am on day 6 today.

    Two of them I had to toss because they were weepy. Last night I candled the remaining 21 eggs. On the dark shelled ones I could not tell much. The white shelled ones were easy to see through. Only 1 of the white shelled eggs shows veining. Most are just clear. 2 - 3 have peanut sized lumps inside, but no veins. One has a dark ring that the sticky post says is a 'day 3 or so quitter'.

    I have someone I can get local fertile eggs from on Sunday. (Marans, same as some of the ones I was trying for this hatch - go figure...) Should I pull out the clear ones and add new eggs?

    Provided the one that I am fairly sure is cooking keeps going, it will hatch a full week before the rest. Is that OK?
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    For the one that will be a week old, it should be OK alone for awhile, as long as you keep it warm. I've known someone to hatch a single chick and it was fine. Adding the ones that are a week older in with it should be fine, since there will be more of those, even though they are smaller.

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