Candling at day 7

Ian0823

Chirping
Apr 22, 2020
90
142
98
Yesterday I candled eggs ( day 7 ) from the broody
20201120_091659.jpg
20201120_091652.jpg

In 2-3 eggs a red looking bulb (i think yolk ) was flaoting when i revolving during candling

This is an another egg
It has dark veiny area but but egg is looking empty
20201120_091818.jpg

Can someone clear my doubt
Thanks
 

JaeG

Crossing the Road
7 Years
Sep 29, 2014
8,085
24,219
951
New Zealand
Yes that is the yolk you are seeing there. At this stage there doesn't look to be development in the first eggs pictured, but sometimes broodies don't sit diligently enough initially and that can slow down development, or some eggs get more attention and rotation under her warmest spots, while others get neglected, especially if this is her first time being a mother hen. Do you see definite development in other eggs? If they still look like that at day 10 then it's likely they aren't going to develop.

With the last egg is there sort of one stripe of red? That sounds more like a blood ring (it does fade after a few days from a ring to just a strip, and the less developed the embryo is the smaller the blood ring is overall). I'd leave it under your broody and candle again on day 10. If there's a significant difference between the eggs that are developing and these 3 then you'll know these ones aren't any good. But don't remove them until you are sure.

Good luck with the hatch.
 

Ian0823

Chirping
Apr 22, 2020
90
142
98
What about egg in 3rd pic ?
It has dark veiny area in half egg and other egg is empty looking
 

Weeg

Crossing the Road
Premium Feather Member
Jul 1, 2020
8,203
16,795
786
Small town in Western Washington
My Coop
My Coop
What about egg in 3rd pic ?
It has dark veiny area in half egg and other egg is empty looking
Are you suer your seeing veins make sure it sin't a blood ring. I think the tis what is trying to be said. Here are some comparison pics for you. @JaeG put the rest perfectly.
This below is a blood ring, that means the egg is dead
1605943181177.png

Proper development below-
1605943270525.png

Correct me if I am wrong, I easily could be. 😉
 

Kiraeh

Songster
Jun 8, 2020
381
531
141
PEI Canada
At day 7, the veins don't cover the whole egg, maybe 1/3 of it, but in a white or cream egg you should see them clearly. I agree with above, it sounds like the ones where you can make out the yolk aren't doing anything.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom