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Veining Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sweetshoplady, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I have an egg that I put in my bator to test for fertility, and hopefully to hatch. Today is day 4 - 5. There was what looked to be good veining. Would I be able to see veining at this point? Does that mean its fertile?

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  2. doodledoo

    doodledoo Songster

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    I have seen veining this early (especially in light shelled eggs) and yes if you see veining the egg is fertile.
     
  3. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Songster

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    I have the same thing. After 5 days, the egg is veining and it is a good sign.
    Have a question about other eggs.... Can it take longer than 5 days to begin veining? Other eggs are show no veins-yet?
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Dont toss any eggs till day 12ish by then you will know for sure what eggs are good and what eggs are bad/duds !! Unless they are stinky or ozzing.

    Some eggs are just harder to tell than others.
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

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    On light eggs it is very easy to see the veins developing at day three. With dark eggs it may take longer. Around day 5 you will see a little dot floating around inside. It will be about half the size of a pea. For beginners I would wait to day 10 to discard the eggs. You will know by then for sure. There will be a dark shape inside the egg. Veins are harder to see as the days go by and the chick starts to grow. At least that is true with dark shelled eggs.
     

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