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When candling, shell shows speckled?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Parson's Wife, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    When I candled my eggs, though the same on the outside, I found the shell looked speckled, heavily, on 3 of the eggs...I thought I read somewhere this was not a good egg. I can't find it. Anyone? These eggs show an embryo formed (veins, dark spot, etc...)
    I would like any info on this. These are brown eggs.
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Usually it means the shell is porous. I've read that the chicks won't hatch, but that's not what I've experienced. I had two of those in my last hatch and the babies came out just fine. [​IMG]
  3. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Thank you. I was worried about them, and I hesitate to throw out viable eggs if they have a chance.
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Gwen, I have porous eggs hatch all the time. If they are growing don't throw them out.
  5. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    That's good to know. My best looking hen lays eggs like that, and I'd like to hatch some eventually.

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