Candling--Do chicks move less as they get bigger inside the shell?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DanIndiana, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. DanIndiana

    DanIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recent candling (day 13 to day 15) shows definite growth, but there seems to be less movement of the embryo. Only 2 out of 6 showed definite movement. Is this normal? Do the chicks get cramped in there? My wife says that's what it was like for her with our kids.
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  2. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am fairly new to this. But, that has what I have experienced. They start filling the shell and you can't see the movement.
     
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new at hatching too !! I didnt see any movements too ! I did the float test and they did not wiggle at all ! I thought I lost hope, so I left them alone just in case, before we know it we got 4 healthy silkie cross!! best if you watch your temperature and humidtiy levels you will do fine..
     
  4. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think this means anything. This has been how my experienced is too.
     

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