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solid vs moving shadow in day 19 egg

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

  1. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops In the Brooder

    Feb 20, 2008
    Cary, NC
    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 Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    St. Augustine, Florida
    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 Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    St. Augustine, Florida
    we really need to know, please help
  4. skand

    skand Songster

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

    Teresaann24 Songster

    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 Songster

    Nov 9, 2008
    N E Pennsylvania
    I agree. I went through this myself too. Noriko.


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