solid vs moving shadow in day 19 egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Roosteroops, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one egg with a solid, unmoving mass in it with an air pocket at one end. No matter how I move it, it stays in the same place. The other egg has a slightly larger air pocket but when I move the egg I can see the dark area move with gravity. Neither egg has any chick movement that I can see. ** Which one is the bad egg?
    They could have begun incubation at different times (long story involving a supposedly dead hen which actually turned out to be broody... hatched one chick and left the other 2 eggs out in the cold!) I'm finishing up the incubation in my own incubator - but I think I'm just cooking putrid eggs!
     
  2. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id like to know also, my eggs are as far along as yours are. So I will stay here for the answer. Thanks.
     
  3. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we really need to know, please help
     
  4. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    If it hatches, it was a good egg... if not.. well.. you get the idea.. lol
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I just went through this myself. The moving mass is most likly a quiter.

    The soild most likly the good egg.

    If unsure wait a couple of days before tossing.
     
  6. noriko

    noriko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. I went through this myself too. Noriko.

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