Candling Eggs looks bad

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ole Mule, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Ole Mule

    Ole Mule Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is 7 days into the setting eggs, candled them out of 14 it appears I have only 2 showing anything I had 8 yard bird eggs only 1 showing anything I had 6 Welsumer bought off this site only one showing anything. Will candled again in about seven more days.

    Also I have an egg with the air sac in the small end down, should I flip it upright they are all in an automatic turner.
     
  2. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
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    r u sure that the sac in backwards? if so then u must.
    what do u see in the eggs that look like nothing is happening?
     
  3. Ole Mule

    Ole Mule Out Of The Brooder

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    I see veins in two the others appear clear I see the air sac in some real good.
     
  4. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    the others r not fertile.
    keep posted.
     
  5. Ole Mule

    Ole Mule Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been on the internet looking at candled eggs I am going to wait until dark and candle one more time. I think I might have more good ones.
     
  6. Ole Mule

    Ole Mule Out Of The Brooder

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    I recheck my eggs I know for sure I have four developing. One was cracked I tossed it, one was completely clear I tossed it Eight are questionable . I will check them again in about four days. Out of 14 eggs as it stands now I only have four good ones. Two welsummer and two yard birds.

    I sure hope this four do not quit on me.

    Temp is OK Humidity is OK
     
  7. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of incubator are you using?
     
  8. Ole Mule

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    Hova bator model 2362N with automatic turner and ciculating fan.
     
  9. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I candled mine on day 7. Only 6 out of 24 have any development. I kept them all in just to be sure. I rechecked tonight (day12). Still 6 out of 24. I think I have cool spots in my homemade incubator, which made them not develop.
     
  10. Ole Mule

    Ole Mule Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Day 14 I have 6 good eggs out of 14 for sure 1 questionable. Our of 14 eggs I have tossed 7. I will candle on day 18 when I take them out of the turner.

    I have 5 Welsummer eggs and two yard birds "Mutts" The egg that is questionable is a Welsummer.

    I am sure glad I didn't toss all of them on day 10.
     

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