Shipped Eggs - Candling at 5 days

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by islandmom, May 10, 2016.

  1. islandmom

    islandmom New Egg

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to hatch shipped eggs and hoping for some opinions. The box was dropped by the post office and four eggs were broken. I'm not holding out much hope for the remaining 10. I'm incubating dry with good temp and humidity 99.5 and 25% humidity.

    Maybe it's too early to tell but should I continue with the incubation? All the eggs look like this one.[​IMG]
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    [​IMG] It's easier to see if you candle down into the egg from the air cell end. That does appear clear, but I wouldn't make a judgement call based on candling from the bottom and I'd give it to day 7 before I called it quits.
     
  3. Ilovewildlife

    Ilovewildlife Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree. Leave the eggs until at least day 7 until being sure (knowing me, I would probably leave them until day 9 or 10). They don't look like much is happening, but you never know. Good Luck!
     

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