Candling eggs *please help*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cat1994, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    What does it mean when an eggs has an air cell at both ends of the egg?
    ️I candled at 14 days and some eggs had tiny air cells or a tiny space at the rounded end, as well as a large air cell at the pointed end? Should there only be an air cell at the pointed end, and the rounded end be filled with growing chick? Does this mean that eggs with a tiny air cell on the rounded end as well as a larger air cell on the pointed end, are dead? It looked like I could see blood vessels so I put it back, but I'm not sure...
    Thanks!
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Have you looked at some of the candling threads? There are some excellent comparison pics there. Are you sure you're not seeing just unfilled space? Is the area at the small end very well defined and it doesn't change when you change the angle of the egg?
     
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  3. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO

    Well that's what I'm not sure of... I think it's just unfilled space at the pointed end?? Is that normal at 14 days of incubation? Nither space, on either end of the egg, moved when I changed the eggs angle...
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's what I was thinking. If you candle from the bottom instead of the top it can give the illusion of being empty. Candle from the top (at the air cell) and see what it looks like. If you can add pics, that would be great and we could further give maybe more accurate opinions. Here's the page I use for candling: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...g-candling-pics-progression-though-incubation
     
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  5. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Thanks for the link!
    I tried to get pics but none turned out... I looked from the top and say a well formed air cell and blood vessels and lil chicky stuffs... I just wasn't sure if this open space on the other end of the egg was supposed to be there...
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You're welcome. Keep us updated!
     
  7. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    I kept the egg in there so we will see if it turns out
     

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