Time with eating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuskokaChick, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mark you eggs? And if so...with what?

    I am trying to get some silkie chicks and I let my hen sit on 12 eggs she laid, except I candled them and all of them are showing infertile.

    I am assuming it is safe to eat these eggs...only been 10 days (2nd hen started laying after)

    So at what day can you candle and say...yep infertile...day 10? and then eat them?
     
  2. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    I'm not so sure it would hurt to eat them, but I personally wouldn't. By day 10 you would see a lot of veins and already be able to see the chick growing. It's safe to say that they are infertile. I do mark my eggs, with a pencil. I'm not so sure there is a right thing to use to mark them. Something tells me though, that at day 10 you really wouldn't want to eat them. High temp for 10 days and all. [​IMG]
     
  3. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah they are infertile...and yes the hen has sit on them off and on...so yeah probably gross! Thanks
     
  4. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    No problem. I hope next time you get fertile eggs!
     
  5. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good God, don't eat them. A chick may not have been growing in there but a lot of other stuff could have been. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we used a sharpie, had no problems. some say it's bad, i say i had a pretty dang good hatch for doing something "bad"
     
  7. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've used a ball point pen before, it wasn't a very good hatch. But then, they were mailed eggs, so the odds were against them anyways. I have had several more hatches since then, and didn't mark them at all. I've set some more eggs now and they've been marked with a ball point pen again, we'll see. I don't like marking with a pencil because it always seems to rub off too soon.
     

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