Are veins supposed to stay in place or move as you move the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CBee, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. CBee

    CBee Songster

    May 11, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    I candled last night and early this morning, and as I moved one egg against our little homemade candler, I noticed the veins stayed in place. In another egg the veins moved with the motion.

    Does that mean one of them has a defect or something? Our humidity has been rather high, around 60-70% because all of the eggs are extremely porous, so I wouldn't think that the chick is stuck to the shell or anything...or is it? [​IMG]

  2. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Mine have stayed pretty much in place-I wouldn't worry about a little movement!
  3. glowworm

    glowworm Songster

    Jun 10, 2008
    SacraTomato, CA
    the veins should stay in place.

    you might notice the emybro swimming/moving when you hold the egg still, this is normal.

    Usually when the contents of the eggs swirl when you move the egg, it's a bad thing.

    Keep both eggs for now, and candle again before hatching time.

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