Originally Posted by Hawk12
Hope you are all having a wonderful Friday! Nothing is happening with my eggs yet :( Trying to be patient but I'm not very good at it. @Saris I would be happy to order some with you if you need more people to complete the order. Are they eggs or chicks? Also, I am very curious about the pictures you've posted of the candled eggs. I am seeing what you posted in the bottom of the egg in a number of my eggs. I candled them last night to try to get an idea of where they are (should've been day 19) because I've had such a hard time with my hatches lately. Anyway, what does it mean if the bottom of the egg looks like what you were showing? One of the chicks was DIS when I candled so I did an eggtopsy and the baby was beautiful, a little black and white chocolate cuckoo orpington, and it had feathers, the yolk sac was large, the chick was fully developed but small and it's intestines were visible. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out if my hatch is behind based on what I saw on that chick and from what your pictures are showing. Any help would be great :)
If there is only a little fluid in the bottom of the egg that's okay, but the amount in the picture wouldn't let the chick turn into the hatching position. If the chick can't turn then it can't absorb the intestines and/yolk into it's body (days 1-14 the intestines and yolk are at the chicks back, when it rotates to put it's head by the aircell it also moves the yolk to be by it's belly) and it maybe can't get into position to pip for air.
It is caused by the egg not getting turned enough or by it not having a large enough angle when it does get turned. I think the motor in my turner is dying, causing it to turn more slowly so the eggs aren't getting the number of rotations a day they need to develop well.
Edited by Saris - 3/25/16 at 10:18am