As I have seen everyone on Backyard Chickens is very knowledgeable and know what they are talking about, this is great because I was looking for a really dedicated forum like this to ask an urgent question.
You may not have heard of this breed but I have 1 Shamo Aseel cock and 2 hens which 1 of them recently started laying eggs. She has laid about (belive it or not) 24 eggs in total! But she is not going broody so I recently took the most recent ones(under a week old) which look calcium enriched and placed them inside pointy side down at room temperature for 3 days while I maintained humidity and tempreture in my incubator. On 29th March 2016 I placed 5 of the best eggs in the incubator, before this I had candled them to see how good the shell really was. Anyways, on the third day of incubation (out of curiosity) I candled them to find out if they were fertile and if anything was taking place as you know with eggs things can happen within a matter of hours, I realised something was taking place! The eggs had gone darker within each of the eggs. My question is why is it when today when I candled them out of curiosity again.. (day 6) it seems like the shadow has grown a tiny bit more and there are very and I mean very thin, hard to see tracks of veins but no matter how hard I tried to look I just couldn't find anything which looked like a beating heartor living embryo or an eye why is this? :'( Also there was very thin and I mean very thin veins from the top of the eggs which I couldn't really see but luckily no blood ring. But since the last time I checked them things have taken place.. I must admit I am not using a proper candler I am using my iPhone's torch but it is extremely bright.. Could it not be bright enough? Hence why I cannot see an embryo or heart and it makes the vein tracks seem thin? Someone please help!! I am desperate!
Also, I have made a device which keeps my eggs upright, pointy side down. This device is manually turned and it is quite difficult to do. Can I just take the eggs out and place them on there side or is it too late now? I am having a hard time turning them but I do get it done and do it 5 times a day but would rather do the old 'x' on one side and 'o' on the other turning trick
Thanks for reading, I hope you can help