Six-week old Eggs Still Viable? *Photos Added*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rodriguezpoultry, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Apparently so! lol!

    I had "hidden" some Langshan eggs so that my brother and my dad would not put them in the fridge or eat them. So I hid them. Apparently I hid them too well and I couldn't even find them. After looking everywhere, I found them...much to my dismay, several were weeping disgusting juices. I threw those out ASAP. Can we say "ASPLOSION!!!"

    I decided to keep the eggs that weren't sitting in their own soup and smelled them. Smelled gross, but I figured it was just the soupiness of the eggs next to them. I put the 4 remaining eggs into the incubator and am waiting.

    Guess what! I have veins in 4 eggs...go figure!
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  2. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not surprised, I've run five week old eggs with some success. Good LUCK!!!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd say that's pretty rare.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Especially considering how I found them... [​IMG]

    I debated throwing the whole bunch out but decided "what the heck"...

    I do wonder if the eggs will hatch, or if they will start and die?
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  5. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those 4 must have been the youngest old eggs! "weeping disgusting juices" love the description LOL
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Crap. I lost count of the days.

    One egg is still viable and one seems like it's still viable, but isn't as advanced as the other in growth.

    I can't remember how long it's been since I put them in there! The original post was made Sept. 27, which means I must have had them in the incubator for at least 3-5 days before posting.

    Can someone help me with the math?
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Hatch Date by my calculation would be Oct 14-16th.
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Thank you! That's what I came up with also, but I kept skipping around. Eventually had to admit defeat!

    Thank you!
     
  9. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    just keep us updated. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck with your eggs. im on day 21 here and i cant wait to look under my broody
     

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