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When to remove eggs???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mandelaykay, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. mandelaykay

    mandelaykay Chirping

    Mar 23, 2011
    Southern maine
    Whe do you remove eggs that do not look like they are developing. I am on day 4 and 5 for some... how long should I wait to be sure?

  2. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Quote:10. [​IMG] If you are still unsure, day 18 [​IMG]
    Sometimes, it is hard to even see the veins starting until day 7. On day 10 you should definitely be able to tell by movement, veins etc. If I question any at all I leave til day 18...much easier to tell then
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
  3. skillswife

    skillswife Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SW Montana
    I wait as long as I can, under my broody at day 4/5, 4 were questionable, by day 10 only 3 were questionable and my last check only one was obviously bad and i got rid of it. Its about day 15 I think. So had I chucked 4 eggs at days 4/5 I would have lost 3 viable chicks. The only exception is a definate blood ring, its gets chucked early on.

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