Candleing help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rrcommander, May 6, 2008.

  1. rrcommander

    rrcommander Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had some trouble with my Lg temps. I have been candleing and have several good eggs. Some have changed on day 6. One had good viens but today saw more of a ring in the egg. Do I need to take this egg out?[​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The ring means the embryo has died and the blood has drained from the veins. You can remove it.
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What Prissy said. On day 6 you should still see good vein development, eventually the whole egg will look like a black mass.
     
  4. rrcommander

    rrcommander Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife and I candled all the eggs tonight. Out of 43 egg 32 were good. [​IMG] Two of the 11 bad were dead chicks and the rest were not fertilized. We could even see some chicks moving a little(we think). [​IMG]
     

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