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Candling Dark Eggs Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rhino533, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. rhino533

    rhino533 Chirping

    Apr 21, 2011
    I'm on my 11th day of incubating Chicken Eggs. I've done this before (this is my 4th incubation so I'm still a beginner) and had no problem in the past candling the light brown eggs. This time I'm having real trouble seeing inside the eggs because the eggs brown not light brown. I have a pretty powerful LED light and this is what I can kind of see in the eggs. I see the air sack and then more than half the egg is dark and the small point is lighter. One thing I can slightly see are veins. The veins are not in a circle like when bacteria invades the egg but are more like a web shape and I can only see them where the egg gets lighter on the smaller end. I'm pretty sure that means the egg is fertilized but I just can see the chick. I have 8 light brown eggs and 15 brown eggs. One of the light brown eggs was a dude and 7 are fertilized and can see the chick. The 15 brown eggs I can only see what I mentioned above. All the eggs are from my chickens. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks

  2. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chirping

    Nov 15, 2011
    Your eggs are definatly fertile.
    Sounds like you have some growing babies inside to me [​IMG]
  3. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chirping

    Nov 4, 2011
    Central Florida
    Web shaped veins are good news! [​IMG]

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