Update: Toss or KEEP (nevermind go on and read this though :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Wolf Queen, May 6, 2009.

  1. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP [​IMG] I have 2 banties sitting on over 30 eggs right now, and can someone post pics or show a website that can show me how to tell if an egg is good or bad? For instance if an egg is candled and it looks like there is not even a yolk, is it good? Or same situation but its got the dark spot but you do not see those veins or membrane things, did the egg quit? I need to make room so the good ones are kept warm!!! [​IMG] Feel free to answer those question as well. Reply ASAP please! [​IMG]
     
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  2. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help me! No one answered!!!
     
  3. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone... Hello!
     
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    Kajunbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG] ...! Hey do YOU know how to tell if an egg is bad?
     
  6. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you usually candle them but since yours are under a hen, i dont know if i would disturb her. also mine would scoot the bad ones out from under her! dunno but i hope someone can help you!
     
  7. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    When I had some broodies I used the low tech method. I picked up the egg in question and shook it. If the contents splashed back and forth within the egg, it was rotten. If nothing moved when I shook it, there was a possibility it was OK and I put it back under the hen.
     
  8. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks and both hens are fine with it. One just bites alot...OUCH... [​IMG] . But do you know if when an egg is candled and it looks like it doesnt have a yolk. Thats bad right?!? [​IMG]
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i'd leave her be. how long has she been sitting on the eggs? that makes a ddifferance in how to tell if an egg is bad.
     
  10. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    Maybe you can catch her out of the coop and candle them. I would bring a pencil with me and mark the ones that I thought where good. WAit about a week then check the ones that looked new. If any are bad chunk them. The website you where given is a good start to telling if they are good.
     

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