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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
    Arkansas
    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

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    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
    Arkansas
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    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

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    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

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    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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