Candling = black inside?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tx_dane_mom, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    What does it mean when I candle & the inside of the egg is not visible b/c it's 80% blacked out. There is a small area that is see through, but I don't know if I should throw the egg out or if it is developing or what?
    Thanks,
    Kristi
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Well, if you're close to hatch day I'd say the chick is big enough that all you can see is the air cell.
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    I agree.
     
  4. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I didn't think to say what day we are on...I think day 13...so not all that far along. But I noticed it on day 9-10. (I sat eggs on 3 different days & I can't honestly remember if that was from day 1 or 2 right now.)
    Kristi
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Sounds like development to me
     
  6. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    k thanks, i appreciate it very much.
    kristi
     

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