- Apr 17, 2016
I recently bought eggs from 3 different breeders to put in my incubator. I candled them lastnight (day 8), and every single silkie egg looked non viable to me. Small air cells, no veins.... just a visible yolk... I put them back in. Should I give them more time? These are my first silkie eggs and I'm not sure if perhaps the breed develops a little later/differently.The other eggs look great! Out of 27 eggs, I only removed two. And then there are these 6 silkie eggs I'm not sure I should wait on. The eggs weren't quite packaged to what I expected, so I thought perhaps handling wrecked them, but 12 of the other eggs were not packed properly either and only the one orpington egg was a dud. All of the silkie eggs are dated in pencil and they came from a good experienced breeder. I picked them up locally, they were not shipped. How long should I wait before candling again, or should I remove them now? So disappointing!