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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?

  2. doodledoo

    doodledoo Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    Cartersville, GA
    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

    Sep 14, 2008
    NW IA
    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~

    Jul 11, 2008
    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

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    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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