Candled my eggs but don't know what I'm seeing?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tomfieldenloveshichickens, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Hi

    I have nine eggs in the incubator and today is day 10. I candled them on day 7 and could see veins and a dot moving around. Now it is day10 and I decided to candle again but all I could see in most eggs was the air sac and Half the egg filled up. WHat is this. They are dark brown eggs.

    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011

  2. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    I would say that is a good sign. It means they are growing and taking up more room. You can sometimes still see a little bit of the veins if you look on the edge right by the airsac. Hoping they are all growing for you. [​IMG]
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    The baby. You only have 11 days left. You should be hatching on the same day as me. Yeah for us. Did you set on 1/25
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    Quote:I agree. This sound great. The eggs will get opaque. Your doing good.[​IMG]
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Have you looked at the candling pics that are stickied at the top of the incubating section? I found those to be very useful. When I candled the first time, I didn't think I had any developing because I thought the dark thing I was seeing was just the yolk. Then I looked at those pics and realized what I was seeing was the fetus! Last I candled a non-fertile egg from my fridge, and wow, could I see the difference. It was such a rush to know they were all developing!
  6. Quote:No I set on the 22nd

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