which eggs to toss?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickiemom25, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Chickiemom25

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    My muscovy was sitting on eggs and was disrupted by another hen.. she wasnt getting to the eggs like she should after a couple weeks when the first hens eggs hatched .I feared they would die so I brought them and some others that had not be sat on into the incubator ( hey if you are hatching 14, whats aother dozen). Today there was a nasty smell coming from the incubator so I removed 3 of the darker eggs which had fluid leaking. Smell is still there but no other eggs are wet. Might be fluid that leaked into the bottom of the incubator. Here is what I see when candling... IMG_4670.jpg IMG_4672.JPG IMG_4673.jpg IMG_4674.jpg
    the last egg is the ones not sat on... Should I toss the older ones or do they look viable?

    I should note muscovy have a 33-35 incubation. thanks IMG_4670.jpg IMG_4672.JPG IMG_4673.jpg IMG_4674.jpg IMG_4674.jpg
     
  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    The first and last ones do not look viable anymore.
    Could you candle the older eggs under complete darkness?
    If you can see clear veins that aren't appearing black and note movement, the eggs are viable.
    If you see a blood ring, lack of veins, or black veins, the embryo has died.
     
  3. Chickiemom25

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    Ill try... the last one is only 5 days into incubation and a hen did not sit on the egg...
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Then is wait until day 10 to call the last one.
     

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