What causes porous eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by needtohatch, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been saving some eggs to set for about 4 days. When I put them in cartons I checked for air cell placement and only remember having a few that were porous. Today I rechecked them as getting ready to put in bator tomarow and almost all look porous. Did I miss it or can something cause them to become porous?
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    From what I understand it is calcium. How much they are getting etc.

    I also read somewhere that I hen can regulate how porous they are due to the climate.

    Hopefully someone else will see this and let us know for sure.

    Good Luck!!!
     
  3. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We give them layer and free choice oyster shells. They do free range all day and get table scraps (they have to fight the dog for them [​IMG] ). I checked the eggs I got today and only a few are porous, so I just don't know if I missed noticing that many the last four days or if something happened to them after I put them in the cellar.
     
  4. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    it's the hen, she may change the older she gets and become more normal
     

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