Stain on egg..under broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by usalbrechts, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. usalbrechts

    usalbrechts Songster

    May 22, 2007
    south east MI
    Hey, this is my first time trying to hatch eggs. I have some silkie eggs under my silkie with one more week to go. At day 7 there was an egg with a stain on the shell, like it was coming from the inside out. It was not wet at all just a brownish stain. The egg candled with a blood circle so I tossed it. Now over the last week another egg has the same kind of stain and it has gotten a little bigger. On this egg, which at first candled as a good egg, I can still see veins, but it does look a little different than the others. The shadowey part is bigger and it seems more fluid than the other eggs, if that makes sense. Since I can still see veins, I am reluctant to toss it, but I also don't want it exploding or anthing like that. Any advice would be GREAT as I feel like I really don't know what I am doing.
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    I usually wait and candle on day 17 before moving the eggs to a hatcher. An egg that's ready to hatch will be mostly dark, so any that are not completely stuffed with baby chick I toss. I'm morbid, though... I have to crack them open and try to see when they died, or why. [​IMG]

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