Are my eggs viable?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kaylacook92, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. kaylacook92

    kaylacook92 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few eggs in my incubator and I'm wondering if there fertile or not its been a about a week. I've never hatch chicks before but I've done ducks. These are barred rock cross rode island reds
     
  2. Flutterbee

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    Only the third image is showing up for me and it looks a little hard to tell. I'd really wait until day ten before candling. But if that's a shadow at the bottom, I'd say maybe? Here's an eggcellent post about candling where you can compare your pictures: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...g-candling-pics-progression-though-incubation
     
  3. kaylacook92

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    My eggs have lots of poures
     
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    I've never seen anything like the link shows.. My girls and roo are over a year old
     
  5. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd really wait until day ten, I don't want to give you the wrong information, but he doesn't look to fertilized. But if it's a brown shell egg, those are very hard to determine what's happening (I know, I have a hen sitting on thirteenish of them and I have issues candling). But if you aren't seeing a little gooey wiggling about or any sign of a gooey (a.k.a the famous 'black marble dot") there is a chance it might not be fertile. But I'd wait a few more days :)
     
  6. kaylacook92

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    One of my other eggs have a black dot but no veins.
     
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    The only little gooey I've seen is the yolk
     
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  9. Flutterbee

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    I didn't realize that was a five and I thought your gooey was some crazy alien chicken or something xD
     
  10. kaylacook92

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    No I number them lol
     

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