Should I leave it in?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lockedhearts, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I have 6 cochin eggs in at day 16 today. I candled last night and all have babies but one looks odd. You can see the mass but it is about half the size of the others. The air cell is also off to the side slightly. Wondering if it has died? Should I just leave it and candle again when they go to the hatcher and decide then, or just move to the hatcher and see what happens?
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2008
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Id say leave it in as long as smell funyy or has a crack in it. You never know and i read a lot of times of people on here who killed accidently a embryo because they thought it was something wrong with it.
  3. living2ride

    living2ride Songster

    Feb 17, 2008
    I'd leave it. With my last hatch, I had two silkie eggs towards the end that just looked different. Then I saw movement in ALL of the others, but no movement in those two. I almost pitched them out, but ended up leaving them in. I marked them both and set them off to the side. Turns out BOTH of them hatched. I couldn't believe it, but it was a good lesson.

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