Receieved hatching eggs....older ones colored odd...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tx_dane_mom, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I received a few boxes off eggs today & noticed the eggs that were 1.5+ wks old had a dark/reddish tent to them sort of like day 5-6 when you candle, but no guy floating around in there. Is this normal for older eggs/safe for me to put in the bator, or are these eggs gonna bust on me?
    thanks
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Interesting... I'd set them and keep a very close eye on them.
     
  3. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    That's what I did as I awaited an answer [​IMG] If they had been sat on, I would expect to see some veining or evidence of death, but nothing like that there, just that the oldest 2 eggs look dark, where as all the newer eggs are clear.
     
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they are dark, as of in cloudy, look out for bacteria from them being stored too warm while waiting to ship to you.
     
  5. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Quote:Hmm...that is a good possibility...I'll candle them after 4 days and if there is nothing there I will chunk them. I won't give them longer than that.
     

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