Are these bad eggs? (Candling)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AtlantisPeeps, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled today and chucked the ones that looked unfertile. One was an early death as there was a blood spot on the yolk. These few I kept because I was unsure. What do you guys think? I put them on the other side of the incubator in case they exploded and put a cupcake wrapper under them in case they leaked so they wouldn't get stuck.

    Sorry about the quality. My IPhone doesn't capture the best candling photos.

    This one is 7 days old and looks unfertile to me-
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    This one is 9 days old. It looks like a blood ring to me, but I would be horrified if I chucked a live baby.
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    This is the confusing one. This one is 12 days old. I see the embryo but I don't THINK I see it moving. It also looks like there's something wrong with the veins and maybe a blood ring forming. I candled it a few days ago and it was fine and moving.
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    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Personally, I would toss the first one and keep the other two unless they smell. Sometimes I candle and am unsure or think they are dead. I mark my eggs with a check mark, x, or question mark depending on what I see, and sometimes at later dates my x's and ?'s have moving embryos.
     
  3. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE: Today after candling again, I decided to take the plunge and do an eggtopsy on the two blue eggs.

    The one that looked unfertile, was! Beautifully clear.

    The one that looked like a blood ring, was! It was quite gross and goey. Just blood around the shell and some random blood spots. Thought I MAY have seen a tiny embryo but couldn't tell. Looks like it died on day 3 or 4. Not sure why. It didn't stink so it wasn't bacteria. Temp and humidity was fine. Well, I guess these things happen!

    Anyway, I'm going to keep the brown egg until it stinks. Candles again today and still don't see any movement.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2016
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Good call on keeping the last egg. I'm glad you were right on the other two!
     
  5. RanchRodeo

    RanchRodeo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for sharing pics. New to this. Found some eggs outside of nest box. So really guessing on the 4 I have left. 2 exploded. Not pretty. Will do the candling again tonight.
     
  6. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! [​IMG]

    Lockdown is tomorrow so I'm hoping brown egg is alive. I candled again, and still no movement and looks really dead. Blood ring looks to be forming, but I will give it a chance!
     
  7. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOCKDOWN!!!

    So yesterday I traced the air cells on all the eggs, (including the one I think is dead) and today I checked them before lockdown and drew new air cell lines and predicted pip area. THE BROWN EGGS AIR CELL IS SLIGHTLY BIGGER. I think I saw it move slightly too. It doesn't look like all the others inside. It looks very dead. The little veining I do see is brown and looks split off. It doesn't fill the whole egg like the others and looks very brown inside. What I think I do see of the embryo looks about the size of a 10 day old- BUT THE AIR CELL IS BIGGER AND ITS MOVING.

    I'm honestly freaked out. Someone help me figure this out. I feel like if it does hatch it's going to be a zombie or flipping mutant looking thing. I think I have a name for him too- Frankenstein.
     
  8. Bukbuk Betty

    Bukbuk Betty Out Of The Brooder


    How did things go/going?? I'm having my first hatcb right now.... The candling pics posted here were really good, I wish I had taken pics when I candled mime as I really had little idea what I was looking at! My eggs are quite dark shelled so it was even harder to tell.
     
  9. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my whole hatch is going excellent! It's day 21 and I have 6 pips and 2 hatched! I was correct about these 3 eggs being bad. Frankenstein did not make any more progress and just looks very dead inside. I removed it from the incubator.

    Good luck with your hatch! If you have some questions about candling feel free to message me. Apparently I pretty good at it lol.
     
  10. Bukbuk Betty

    Bukbuk Betty Out Of The Brooder

    So, are the three bad ones the top three pics?
     

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