My incubator had a water issue. The humidity went to high and i had the eggs in a cardboard box to avoid the huge mess in the incubator. I removed the box, they are now on the wire instead. Will the chicks drown in their shells?
I know I shouldn't have but i candled them to see how they are doing. one is for sure a live (moving around in the shell) I am not for sure what day of incubation. People were adding eggs behind my back over a week. I believe they should hatch tomorrow (but can't be sure).
This is the first time with this incubator. I've had success in the past with a different one.
Also one egg is bleeding. no holes in the egg but there is blood on it. Is that from blood left by the hen on the outside of the shell?
I'm going to leave them in the incubator til tuesday just to see if anyone hatches.
What should an egg about to hatch look like if candled? Several eggs were just dark with a tiny air pocket.