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When to cull eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by j'schicks, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. j'schicks

    j'schicks In the Brooder

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    I put 14 eggs in the bator a week ago today. I candled and only 5 of them have veins and signs of development, the other 9 are clear. Is there any hope for this eggs? Is it possible that these eggs are just behind or something? At what point do I toss them?

    I'm super bummed about this percentage by the way. I had better luck with my TJ eggs [​IMG]
     

  2. SilkiePuff

    SilkiePuff In the Brooder

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    j'schicks :

    I put 14 eggs in the bator a week ago today. I candled and only 5 of them have veins and signs of development, the other 9 are clear. Is there any hope for this eggs? Is it possible that these eggs are just behind or something? At what point do I toss them?

    I'm super bummed about this percentage by the way. I had better luck with my TJ eggs [​IMG]

    I had the same thing I candled my 10 eggs at 10 days only 5 were developing and 5 were clear.. I culled them right away.. if they don't develop 9 out of 10 times they won't and the longer they stay in the more bacteria can grow in them and cause the eggs to explode then you will have a mess to clean up.. more then likely they weren't fertile.​
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Personally, I will candle at 7 days, and any that are still clear I will put a "?" on to check in another week. I've been fooled before, so as long as they're not stinky or weeping, I leave them in. But if you candle at day 14 and they're clear?... toss 'em. [​IMG]
     
  4. j'schicks

    j'schicks In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I'll keep them another week with my fingers crossed.
     
  5. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

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    My approach is to re-candle in 48 hours any that do not look clear. At this next candling I will throw out any that still are clear, but re-candle in a further 48 hours any that are dubious,

    Sandie
     
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I don't throw out any that don't small until day 18 an then sometimes I just leave them then. Bacteria can get in to any egg. Leaving clears in the incubator don't cause any more of a threat than leaving the growing eggs in there. Just smell the incubator a lot in general.
    I have a big incubator though so running out of room is not an issue.
     
  7. Fluffy-Butt-Farms

    Fluffy-Butt-Farms Songster

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    i dont candle until day 10. if they are light brown or white eggs, and they are clear, then i toss them, but if they are colored eggs, i dont do anything to them because i've missed veins before and then when i've cracked to see if they were fertile, i find a baby. so i always leave green and dark brown eggs in.
     

  8. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

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    I'm on my first hatch I candled at 5 7 and 10 days. The ones that were clear except for a green egg and that was hard to see through I tossed at day 10. When I cracked them they were just eggs, nothing in them.
     
  9. jessaw1981

    jessaw1981 Chirping

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    I leave them in unless that bad dead smell starts to appear then I go searching. I put like 18 in I got from a lady up the street her broody was sitting on them and she did not want any chicks right now. so she said I could have them. last night at lock down I found 2 1 of them clearley only had the veins and that's it the other one was questionable so I put it back in. can't wait till they start to pip. I had a massive s are at about day 10 the thermostat quite working at night they were at about 70 for 10 hrs. but the rest of them I see movement. !
     
  10. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Songster

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    Sunny side up :)
    I don't candle at all anymore lol. If it smells bad or oozes I throw it out. Otherwise, they all go in lockdown.
     

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