Candleing question. Good eggs or not????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by digger455, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. digger455

    digger455 In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2010
    OK I tried to candle last night first time doing this. I put 20 eggs in bator. Now when I looked I saw a little bubble that when I moved back and forth moved like the bubble in a level. No dark spot in it that I could see. One had a big bubble in about a half or less of the egg. Are they suppose to flot like that?? Others I really have no idea to dark of egg. This is day 7 in the bator. I looked up how to candle but no where did it tell about this.

    Thanks for any help,


  2. bragabit

    bragabit Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Southern Utah
    Mine are on day 5 and mine all looked like that too. Mine are all shipped eggs, so I am thinking I may have a whole lot of duds. I am hoping to wait until day 10 when veins "should" be easier to see.
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    That's a detached air cell. I have one like this - I did have two, but one seems to have fixed itself. It appears to be developing normally, but as recommended i am using a turner that keeps the egg with big end up which helps that air cell stay where it should be.

    Are they dark eggs? by day7 you should have veining of some sort.
  4. racuda

    racuda Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    I can see veins at 4 days. It sounds like yours are not developing. If you can spare it, break one of them to check.
  5. digger455

    digger455 In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2010
    Yes more of them are dark eggs. I have been looking at them just using a flash lite. I have a overhead projector that I am going to set up and try that today I hope. That is not haneleing them to much two days in a row is it??


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