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So today is day 6th in the Incubation Period. All Eggs +Chicks are developing  perfectly except there's this small problem...Only small...

 

When I candled some eggs I noticed on one the Membrane (chick) was on one side of the egg. No matter how much I turned the egg and flipped it upside down it still remained on only one side of the egg. I think the egg that I candled was a double yolker because I could see two little moving bodies. Therefor I didn't have the heart to crack open the egg thinking that the membrane was stuck on the side. All other eggs I have candled have been the same, Sticking to one side of the egg whilst on day 3 and 4 they weren't doing this at all. I am using a Janoel 12 Incubator, This brand of  incubator is all new to me.

 

I was turning my eggs myself many times a day. But have now switched over to manual turning due to me thinking im turning the eggs wrong :rolleyes:

 

Please I have never seen anything like this whilst incubating. And I really don't want to start my eggs over again!

 

Suggestions?

 

-Mustang

"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



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So today is day 6th in the Incubation Period. All Eggs +Chicks are developing  perfectly except there's this small problem...Only small...

 

When I candled some eggs I noticed on one the Membrane (chick) was on one side of the egg. No matter how much I turned the egg and flipped it upside down it still remained on only one side of the egg. I think the egg that I candled was a double yolker because I could see two little moving bodies. Therefor I didn't have the heart to crack open the egg thinking that the membrane was stuck on the side. All other eggs I have candled have been the same, Sticking to one side of the egg whilst on day 3 and 4 they weren't doing this at all. I am using a Janoel 12 Incubator, This brand of  incubator is all new to me.

 

I was turning my eggs myself many times a day. But have now switched over to manual turning due to me thinking im turning the eggs wrong :rolleyes:

 

Please I have never seen anything like this whilst incubating. And I really don't want to start my eggs over again!

 

Suggestions?

 

-Mustang

When you hand turn eggs, and they are laying on their side, once they start developing you will see the development on whatever side is facing up. The farther out from the yolk you get the more it looks like washed out veining and the back of the egg that was face down will appear clear. This is normal for horizontally hand turned eggs. When you turn the egg (opposite side) and then candle again later, you will again (or should) find the development face up at the side that is pointing up in the incubator. Until the chick develops and can move freely, then you will see the development more centered and the veining won't appear to be one sided.

 

I think it shows a good example on why we turn. If the egg wasn't turned it would adhere to whatever side was up for the duration of the incubation. While to us it is always "up", in reality it is moving from one side to the other.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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When you hand turn eggs, and they are laying on their side, once they start developing you will see the development on whatever side is facing up. The farther out from the yolk you get the more it looks like washed out veining and the back of the egg that was face down will appear clear. This is normal for horizontally hand turned eggs. When you turn the egg (opposite side) and then candle again later, you will again (or should) find the development face up at the side that is pointing up in the incubator. Until the chick develops and can move freely, then you will see the development more centered and the veining won't appear to be one sided.

 

I think it shows a good example on why we turn. If the egg wasn't turned it would adhere to whatever side was up for the duration of the incubation. While to us it is always "up", in reality it is moving from one side to the other.

 

So all hope is not lost? Much appreciated of your reply Amy :)

"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



The Farm- Home to 50 Chickens, 2 show Budgies (A lot of them flew away..), One adorable Cockatiel, The cutest Puppeh ever, One American Staffy, One Rescue 'mixed'...

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"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



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So all hope is not lost? Much appreciated of your reply Amy :)

If you are describing what I believe you are, no, all normal. As long as you see veins and movement, and you know you are turning, I wouldn't worry.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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