when to cull?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ejones1961, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. ejones1961

    ejones1961 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first round with an incubator. How do you know when to cull eggs to prevent any explosions. Most eggs have been in for 14 days however I added a few for 4-5 days since I only have 2 RIR hens. I have candled several times and I have what appears to be 11 that are doing good but about 6 that I am not sure of.
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Sniff, sniff, sniff, and sniff some more. If it is bad enough to explode you should be able to smell it first. [​IMG] Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why would an egg explode?
     
  4. ejones1961

    ejones1961 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I don't know why but this is my first try with an incubator, it is in my house and it is a borrowed incubator. I just don't want any surprises.
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    If an egg doesn't develop or dies after it starts developing it can rot and explode, potentially destroying the entire hatch.
     

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