toss or keep em

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joe17, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    What day should I decide to throw out the eggs? I have candled and 8 look great but the others not so much. Should I wait to day 16 or 18 or just throw out the ones that dont look good now? Today is day 11.

  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    I candle right before lockdown. Saves the wondering.. should I or shouldn't I?
  3. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    I also candle for rotten eggs. If they look really bad I take them out. I am afraid to do this because they are shipped and I really want these chicks! They are wayy more precious than my normal eggs!
  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I NEVER toss before day 14--ever............
  5. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    I will definitely wait till lockdown. I havent thrown any away as of now. Not taking ANY chances with these shipped eggs!
  6. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Songster

    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    I toss unfertilised when I found them, usually about day six or seven. Then a really good look over the candling light day beore lockdown, and any uncertains I leave in. I had four not hatch last batch, from 20, and only two may have died before day 18.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    We take out eggs at day ten and again when we are moving them into the hatching trays. We have had a couple of turkey eggs that at day ten we just weren't sure of so left them in until we candled for the last time when we moved them into the hatchers. They were bad and were disposed of them.

    With our white and palely tinted chicken eggs we could probably do this at day seven, but we favor waiting until the tenth day to do our candling.

  8. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I candle my eggs befor i put them in the bator, i discard porus and cracked eggs.

    I don't even open my sportsman till it is time to transfer to the hatcher, that is when i candle.

    Good luck with your hatch.

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