Candling at Day 6

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1keegan, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

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    We set 23 BLRW eggs on Saturday night 21st. The eggs were picked up locally, not shipped.
    We candled today - Day 6 -and found only 8 had the black eye and veins.
    Several had dark areas like this one pictures, but no definite 'eye'.
    Do you think this egg is fertile/developing?
    We don't plan to take any out, just in case.


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  2. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 5 that looked like that and I cracked them yesterday (day 7) and there were tiny tiny little embryo type things that appeared to have died the first day or so.
     
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that ones any good,
    Looks to be very porous (spots on the egg)
     
  4. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, that's what I thought, but still going to leave them in the incubator...
     
  5. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd leave it for now, but I bet it doesn't do much.

    Maybe candle again around day 14, and if you don't see something really obvious, toss it.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I think that egg is likely a dud, but I agree to leave in for now. Candling at day 10 you should DEFINITELY see a dark spot. If these eggs are all porous, you might want to increase your humidity by about 5, because they'll be drying down more quickly if they're porous like this.
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that you should leave it and see what happens.

    I actually just had an entire batch develop like that, and right now one is zooming around in the incubator, while three others are resting before zipping. Oy what a surprise!
     
  8. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'd like more than eight, so I hope a few of these have the same outcome as yours!

     
  9. sweetappleacres

    sweetappleacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My most porous egg looked that way and at day 10 still looked that way and developed a blood ring on it so I threw it out.
     

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