Will this egg hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kittygirl991, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Kittygirl991

    Kittygirl991 Out Of The Brooder

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    You may have seen my post a few weeks ago asking if you can hatch a egg on a heat mat, if not here it is https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/636858/can-you-hatch-eggs-this-way. Anyway the egg i candled a week ago was just blochy, i candled it today and saw a airsack and the big end of the egg, a dark patch and a few small veins... I dont know if it will hatch though...
     
  2. Kittygirl991

    Kittygirl991 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, even with the veins in the egg, the egg is still blochy
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    As long as it's showing signs of development, I'd keep it going.
     
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  4. Kittygirl991

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    Oh, okay :p I am going too anyway, but i read that when the egg is blochy it has bacteria?
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "blotchy". Is the shell itself blotchy? I don't think that means that it has bacteria for sure, but that it's a porous shell and it *could* be more susceptible for bacterial infection.
     
  6. Kittygirl991

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    Well besides the veins and dark patch, the rest is red with orange blotches i think :/ ive looked online and it sais that means bacteria
     
  7. Kittygirl991

    Kittygirl991 Out Of The Brooder

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    ....
     
  8. Kittygirl991

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    Hello?
     
  9. Kittygirl991

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    I candled the egg today... Im not sure if it was the strengh of the torch/lightbulb i used but all i can see is a big dark patch and a small lighter circle at the fat end of the egg (The air sack)
     
  10. CarolJ

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    Does the egg smell bad? If not, I'd leave it alone and see if it hatches. If you detect a bad smell, I'd discard it. Candling can be confusing until you are really familiar with it.
     

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