candled: 7-1/2 days.. and this is what I found

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by capstone, May 31, 2012.

  1. capstone

    capstone In the Brooder

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    We have 12 eggs in the incubator. When I candled them this morning (bathroom, no windows) I found:
    1 had no veins (I could see clear through it)
    2 had veins but nothing else (I could see in it just fine, not clear like the first one but not solid either)
    2 were solid (I could not see through it at all)
    5 had movement, as soon as I found them I could see them squirming in there and I was NOT moving the egg at all
    2 had black dots in them that moved only when I would move the egg around. One was quite a bit bigger than the other I found that moved... so I am thinking this one had been sat on. it looked to be about twice the size of the others. The other one that moved only when I moved the egg was quite small half the size of the others and I did find some hair line cracks which looked like mama hen stepped on it with a nail but not enough to puncure the egg.

    So should I leave the iffy and dead ones in for a while longer just in case I misread?

    I am excited about the other 5 The air sack looks to be good size about 1/4 of the egg at this point and ALL of them look just a like

    I marked the eggs with small letters so I knew which ones where which.
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  2. rosiethechicken

    rosiethechicken Songster

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    I would make sure temperature is proper and keep them in there at least until 10 days, unless something stinks.
     
  3. capstone

    capstone In the Brooder

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    temps are holding steady at 99.8- 100.1
    humidity has been a bugger to deal with. It is low now, I think I would rather it be low at this point than too high.

    nothing stinks so far... except my chicken hatching knowledge LOL
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    As long as they don't have an odor and aren't weeping any fluids then I'd probably leave the questionable eggs, too, at least until the next time you candle. Good luck with your hatch [​IMG]
     
  5. rosiethechicken

    rosiethechicken Songster

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    I am doing dry hatching and I dont measure humidity, except to monitor aircell when candling.
    Candle again in 4 to 5 days and check on their progress. Last time I had an embryo die,
    it was floating (not moving on purpose) to top on day 14.
    Unfertilized usually show up as clear on day 14.
     
  6. capstone

    capstone In the Brooder

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    nope no weeping and no smells.

    these two were floating but I will leave them for a while.

    the two I cant see through are an off white/super light olive color

    We got these eggs from someone we do not know so I have no idea what their hens look like.

    Thank you for the advice.
     

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