18th day and I see little or no movement when candeling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RiverMan420, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. RiverMan420

    RiverMan420 RIP 1963-2014

    Jun 16, 2011
    Is this normal?
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    The first time I incubated eggs I had a really hard time seeing movement and the chicks were fine. I don't know how experienced you are in hatching so it is hard to tell if your chicks are fine. I do not have a lot of experience hatching but I did get better at candling each time I hatched. I would say leave them all in for lockdown, as long as none of them smell, and see what happens. It certainly doesn't hurt to leave them in. Good luck on your hatch! [​IMG]
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Yes, I think that is pretty normal. At that point, the entire egg is pretty much filled up, but the chick hasn't yet punched through the inner membrane into the air cell. Its pretty hard to see much of anything going on. If its almost all dark in there and the air cell is getting bigger, things should be right on track.
  4. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Songster

    Jun 23, 2010
    Yep, I just looked at mine(day 18) and the egg is so dark/full. Them babies fill it up and fast. I seen quite a difference in just 24 hours. I am on day 20.

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