candled tonight- day 16

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by keystonepaul, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Songster

    May 14, 2008
    Candled my dark eggs tonight- day 16 began at 7pm.
    42 to start- one went bad and was discarded earlier
    16 never developed and were discarded- cracked em all to be sure and no mistakes.
    25 back to the bator- several were questionable, but didn't smell. What I saw in the majority of those I kept was a dark area taking up the 3/4 or so of all but the top of the egg with definate air sacks in the top. That's about it. I'm assumming the dark area is the developing chick?? yeah/neah? Thanks, Keystonepaul.
  2. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    It seems that at that age the eggs are mostly dark. You will be able to see a few veins close to the air cell. Sometimes I will see movement. I wish there was a way to take really good pics of the different stages. That would be very helpful for everyone.

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