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Throughout my time in the hobby I’ve never had an infertile egg before. Therefore, I’ve never had to candle an egg and have no experience candling eggs. The eggs below are 15 and 17 days old. To me they both look infertile but I’d like to get more opinions before I pull them against my better judgement.
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Yes, those eggs are not fertile, Its safe to toss them. It can happen, but its not common.
Make sure your birds are getting enough calcium and minerals in there grit.
 

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Yes, those eggs are not fertile, Its safe to toss them. It can happen, but its not common.
Make sure your birds are getting enough calcium and minerals in there grit.
Thanks Mercedes. I’ve got them on a mixture of crushed oyster shells and a pink mineral grit mix. I don’t know whether they’re just inexperienced or possibly too old. I know the cock is a 2018 bird based off his band but the female is unbanded and so it’s anyones guess as to how old or young she truly is. I will give this pair another go and see what goes on. This time I’ll trim the vent feathers of both birds to see if that makes any difference.
 
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