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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:43 pm 
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I'd already read that Denis but it's great you made it a sticky for some of the newer ones to breeding.
I find that the extra white stringy bit makes the egg whites bind a lot tighter for a great meringue...whips up a mean sponge cake too.

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agree dennis,thanks for sticky----will be helpful for lots of people-----cheers pam

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great pictures dennis ...very clear and informative ..


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How can you tell if eggs are fertile without breaking them?


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fluff ball wrote:
How can you tell if eggs are fertile without breaking them?


By incubating them.


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Is it true that if I incubate unfertile eggs with fertile ones 'noxious gases' will poison the fertile eggs and kill them? - I am thinking about incubating some eggs but am not practised at 'candling'. Thanks


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is it ok to leave unfertile eggs in with fertile just to keep them from rolling around.

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Yes, that is perfectly alright Josephine, as long as they don't start to smell. If they do - get rid of them because they might explode. Generally though they help to stabilise the temperature in the incubator. If you want to get rid of the infertiles you can always replace them with plastic bottles of water.

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It should be fine. I'd be inclined to replace the infertile ones a couple of times least they go off, with a bang.


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Does this apply to duck eggs?

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How long is it safe to leave eggs in the incubator before a dud explodes?

I dont want to be cleaning rotten egg gas smells out of my kitchen for days.... eeeck!

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ritaz,

If its a chook egg and it hasnt hatched in 28 days, it isnt going to so you may as well remove it.

You can usually tell before it blows up, if you candle it and it is majority air sac, it is building up pressure. Also, they tend to leak a bit and smell.

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its not likely to explode before that time?

I am safe for up to the hatching day???

I am sooo anxious now.... I held up a couple of eggs to the light and saw a yolk, next to it clear liquid the rest of the way, but its only been in there since saturday morning... One had a shell that appeared very porous?... my hands were shaking and no doubt way too soon to really tell... stuff still moved inside...

I also held up a normal egg from my chook and there is clearly a difference, very clear, but I guess Ill just have to wait eh?

The anticipation is KILLING me!

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