Signs of a bad egg for incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Williams Quail, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Williams Quail

    Williams Quail Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 12, 2016
    What are some signs I should look for when candling that my fertile egg is no longer alive or has diseases .
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    Smell it :) That will tell you if an egg is "dangerous" AKA likely to explode, which you really don't want!

    A quitter will have broken or empty veins usually. Lack of movement is not always a quitter because I have some embryos that are crazy break dancers and others that seem to just snooze the whole time. Look through the incubation/candling pics for other examples of issues

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