When to cull eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrazyFowlFreak, May 3, 2009.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    I've candled my eggs, this is day 9. There are some with lumps in them but no spider veins, some with veins and a black sopt in the middle, and some that I can see just a yellow yolk in, and finally, some that are completely clear. What is good and what is bad? I know the clear ones are bad. Right?
  2. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    SouthWestern Ohio
    hmm.. I wanna hear back on this too!
  3. cat123

    cat123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    South Ga
    Quote:The clear ones are not fertile.

    I keep all others ( as long as I have room) at least until day 14.

    there is a post in here somewhere that has pictures of candled eggs, that is great to use, I could not find it, but I know it is here.

    It is also a good idea to keep them all, and learn from them- you can write on the egg what you think from candeling on day 9 and then next time you candle you can write what you think then- etc....

    Then crack them open (outside), so you will know what you saw.
    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Honestly, I keep all eggs in my bator unless/until they start stinking or I need the room. A full bator is a stable bator [​IMG]

    Plus, it is a good idea to wait to at least day 14 before tossing any eggs, just to be safe
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I always like to toss any clear/non fertile eggs, always makes me feel better that I know they wont cause any mess in the bator. All others I usally keep till day 12-14.
  6. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    Sounds great! Thanks all:)
  7. Backyard Farm

    Backyard Farm Certified Personal Chicken Attendant

    Apr 1, 2009
    I usually keep all eggs until day 16 - 18 unless they smell bad.

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