Candeling day 10 ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rooster Ray, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Rooster Ray

    Rooster Ray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 eggs in a LG 9200 I placed them in there on the 3rd so I guess they have been in there 10 days. I candled them at 6 days and everything looked fine saw veins and a black dot moving around. Today I candled them and a few of them seem very dark and I really cant see anything have these eggs gone bad or does it just get harder to see anything at around the tenth day or so.
     
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I can't say for certain without seeing in your eggs but sounds like the chicks are developing nicely. By the end of day 18 chicks have filled most of the shell and all you will see is the air sac at the top.

    If they don't develop a funky smell or seep, weep then wait til the next candling day.

    Sometimes seeing a picture helps try this site, there is a pic of what a 14 day chick should look like inside the shell.

    http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Embryology/candling.shtml
     
  3. Rooster Ray

    Rooster Ray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can't say for certain without seeing in your eggs but sounds like the chicks are developing nicely. By the end of day 18 chicks have filled most of the shell and all you will see is the air sac at the top.

    If they don't develop a funky smell or seep, weep then wait til the next candling day.

    Sometimes seeing a picture helps try this site, there is a pic of what a 14 day chick should look like inside the shell.

    http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Embryology/candling.shtml

    Thanks for the response I have no smells or anything weird just getting hard to see on the brown eggs the white one I can still see in ok. Thanks again.
     

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