Twins in Frizzle egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stacemck, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. stacemck

    stacemck Out Of The Brooder

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    The reason I got my incubator was because we were buying fertile Silkie and Frizzle eggs to hatch, but of course everything happened with my Pekin so Instead of incubating my bought eggs I had to use it first time on the abandoned pekin egg. I couldn't put the eggs in with the Pekin because it was already well into Lockdown, so I Borrowed an incubator because they were already getting too old. So I put them in the borrowed incubator Thursday last week so it is now day 7.

    I was trying to hold off on candling until day 10, but when I put the eggs in the incubator I was very distracted with what was going on with the Pekin in lockdown that it didn't occur to me that one of the eggs was so big a bit over double the size of the others. I noticed it a couple of days ago and immediately I was concerned as I had heard about issues with double yokers turning into twins. So I candled and I have two embryos, I'm cranky at myself for not paying attention to what I was putting in and I'm cranky at the seller because she should have known the egg was too large. However we are talking about a woman who padded them with one sheet of paper towel put in an egg carton, no bubble wrap nothing. I had order 12 and I now only have 6 because the other 6 smashed, however they all have embryo's.

    I am in two minds about it I'm not sure if I should take the egg out or continue on with it, I feel awful killing it now but I know that percentage wise these chicks will most likely die either before or during hatch.

    Should I take it out? or let nature take its course?
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015
  2. LinaNate

    LinaNate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard they can hatch, one embryo (or both?) will need help as they aren't both likely to be pipping the air cell.
     
  3. stacemck

    stacemck Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw the video on Youtube but I have read everywhere that it is very rare, I don't want to cause any unnecessary suffering, it's times like this that I wish I could see into the future.

    So if one pips and the other doesn't because it is at the wrong end how do you work out where the beak is to help it pip and when the time is to do that.
     

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