candling eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k625, May 11, 2008.

  1. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my first set of eggs that my hen is sitting on, I think we are around day 19. She has been collecting eggs every day since she first started to sit and go broody. I candled a few today, some are def not fertile, but some of the others I saw had the air sac in the bottom of the egg, and then were almsot all black/dark in the rest of the egg. I am using a crappy flashlight, so its hard to tell . Does this mean its hatching soon, or its dead?
     
  2. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess it means they're about to hatch, but I'm not very experienced, on my first hatch as well. With a good light, I think you'd see that that black mass is the chick!
     
  3. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    get ready for chicks thats what you want bad flashlight or nnot
     
  4. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAYAY thats exciting, thanks guys I will keep you updated!
     

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