Think I've got a rotten egg 2nd opinions?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Channel WHEN, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Channel WHEN

    Channel WHEN Just Hatched

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    Hello! Long time lurker here. Recently had my 1st chicken go broody ( I've only had chickens for 2 years) I candled all the eggs today while mommy was on her "break". I threw out 1 blood ring and 1 clear but then came across this egg and wasn't so sure. I think its a quitter thats gone rotten but don't want to toss anyone out until I'm sure. Any help or advice is appreciated. :)
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'd mark it and check in a couple of days.
     
  3. Channel WHEN

    Channel WHEN Just Hatched

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    For a bit more information, I discovered her nest in my garden and then moved her the night of the 17th. I stuck an egg layed that same afternoon by an ee just to try and judge how far along all the other eggs are.[​IMG]
    And here is the egg that seems the farthest along.[​IMG]
    The egg I'm suspicious about in the opening post doesn't have any veins I can see and is still were as in almost all the other eggs I see dancers.( practically had a ballet going earlier :D )
    I will certainly leave it another couple of days and check it.( I know that it's egg #14)
    Here's a picture of mom and dad just cuz. Pretty certain dad is an ee.[​IMG]
     
  4. chickenlady70

    chickenlady70 Just Hatched

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    I think you should toss it. If it was fertile to egg would develope veins before even starting the growth of the chick. It must just be a rotten yolk your looking at.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    No question about those two eggs.
     
  6. RavenStorm1977

    RavenStorm1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    Toss it. You don't want to contaminate the ones that are developing, and that one is definitely not.
     
  7. Channel WHEN

    Channel WHEN Just Hatched

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    Thanks for all the input and advice. I'll check #14 again tomorrow when mom is on break just to double check. I'd really hate to get rid of an egg that had a chance (I want to be really sure!) but definitely don't want to risk all the other eggs as a result.
     

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