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Take the egg out of the bator or not?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by littlels, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. littlels

    littlels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are attempting our first batch in our incubator and we are scheduled to take them out of the turner on Monday. I candled all of them the other day and one from our RIR wasn't fertile/growing so I took it out. All other 10 had the dark "blobs" consuming most of the egg. When I candled them again last night (why is candling so addicting????), another egg from the RIR, I believe it hers anyway, has a visible ring and a few veins but the rest of the egg isn't even remotely as dark as the rest of the eggs. Did this one just not make it? Should I take it out or is it going to explode? Should I leave it and just see if it's a little behind the rest? We did put them all in on the same day although a few of them were a couple hours later than the rest....
     
  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave it until Monday, at least.
     
  3. littlels

    littlels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How will I know on Monday if I should take it out or not? Does it hurt to just let it in there and see if it ever hatches? If I do that, when do I give up on it?
     
  4. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
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    Is Monday lockdown? The eggs should be very full on lockdown. You will know and clearly see the difference. Chances are it will not explode.
     
  5. littlels

    littlels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Monday is lockdown. I will compare it with the other RIR egg, I guess at that time.
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Sometimes, I've noticed that the veins can appear to be a ring, but is not.
    It won't hurt to wait. There's always 1 or 2 that are "iffy" when I incubate, so I leave them in until I know for sure.
     
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd leave it if it passes the sniff test. At lockdown sniff the egg. If it smells like a rotten egg, toss it, GENTLY!!!!! If it smells no different from the other eggs, it should not explode whether it is developing or not.
     

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