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To throw out or keep on a few days?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GreenRunner, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. GreenRunner

    GreenRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 12 silkie eggs down a week ago that I bought at an auction; two different lots - one was six white silkies, the other was six mixed colours. I've candled today and three are definitely fertile. The veining is clear and they seem to be progressing well.

    The other nine look clear. :\ Do you think I should wait a few more days before throwing them out? Could the embryo be hidden? Or should I just cut my losses.

    Very disappointing. Looking forward to next year when I can actually start to set eggs from my own birds.
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I always wait till day 10. Can be no doubt what is and isn't working by then and it's still early enough you don't have to worry about them going rotten.
     
  3. GreenRunner

    GreenRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll give them a few more days then and cross my fingers; I don't expect them all to miraculously change but it would be nice to find a few more that are fertile.
     

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