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Candled Day 18...Clear space at point of all eggs...Anyone HELP!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tail_feather, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been years since I have candled at day 18. Can't find any good pics of candled eggs on the net @ day 18. All of the eggs are dark in the middle, air cells look good. But they all have clear spaces at the pointed end of the eggs. As I turn the eggs, I can see veining drooping down into the "clear area". I know that at this point the chick still has a certain amt of of yolk to absorb. But, can anyone help me and relieve my mind? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! Rand
     
  2. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah! Today at 8 P.M.is day 18. Thank you!
     
  3. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, scarey. At this point you have got to let nature take control. If there is an air space, then perhaps they will be able to hatch fine!
    I'm sure a more experienced hatcher has some better knowledge to share! Good luck!
     
  4. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know but I've got some in the bator so I'll follow your post - I wanna know too!

    BUMP ya up!
     
  5. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Spook! I just thought by now the total bottom side of the egg would be dark. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn egg is EXACTLY the same. Or at least he was before I put him in the hatcher yesterday. Haven't checked him since, but I'd be curious to know if that's normal too.

    Anyone?
     
  7. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HCE, glad to know I am not alone. It is very nerve racking to have come this far and feel like you did everything right, and then question evrything right at the end!! [​IMG]
     
  8. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seriously, I have to laugh at myself for being so darn attached to my eggs. This poor guy was the only fertile one out of 6 lh eggs. I REALLY want him to hatch--especially if he turns out to be a she. [​IMG] I have him in with quail eggs, so at least he won't be lonely.
     
  9. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HCE...I totally get it! I am trying VERY hard to think positive. All of the experts must be out to dinner... [​IMG]
     
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