1 of 7 eggs good? :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyFrancesca, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. MyFrancesca

    MyFrancesca Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2012
    Akron, Ohio
    We're going to let my son's kindergarten class hatch some chickies for our backyard pleasure. I purchased the Brinsea Mini Advance so it does everything for me (turning, humidity level, temp regulation). We decided to give it a trial run and had a coworker collect some eggs for us. She collected 12 over 3 days last week in Ohio so temps were rather chilly. We both stored them properly for incubating.
    So here we are 7 days past the start so we candled them and I am only seeing one egg with an "eye". 1 egg looks completely empty and the other 5 I can see a dark yolk sac and it moves when I turn the egg slowly (not like something inside moving but moving due to gravity)...I tried to take pictures but my camera doesn't like the no light thing. I do not see a blood ring...I also don't see any veins on any of the eggs (I assume my light isn't bright enough) and all of the eggs look slightly porous...
    The only example I can give you is from this thread. The 5 eggs look exactly like the top, middle picture. Where it says: Undefined, hard to tell. My eggs have those dots (porous) and when doing a close up, you can see a yolk looking spot....


    Anyone, advise?
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Usually when I am doubtful I wait a few more days to see if there is improvement. Just wait maybe you just have dark eggs and you can't really see too well. I doubt only one would be fertile but I guess it's not impossible though.
  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    at day 7 you should be seeing a lot more.
  4. MyFrancesca

    MyFrancesca Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2012
    Akron, Ohio
    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. But per that picture, the eggs were 8 days and so I was hoping to find that it hatched in the end, since 5 of my eggs looked that way.
    I guess this is a good first experience but was hoping for more hatchlings!


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