Candling Help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantamBud, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. sonew123

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  2. BantamBud

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    It has now been 7 days but i ran into another problem with candling
    hear is the one of the eggs i have been debating on for 4 days [​IMG] !
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    I keep on seeing a black cloudy dot in the bottom in the picture you can see it.
    You can also see it in this one to.
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  3. sonew123

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    Quote:Have you been pulling this egg out everyday? I would totally leave it untouched until day 14-seriously untouched...Since the photo is blurry I cant really tell whats going on but a black dot is typically the baby growing. If you see a black dot a thick red/black line that goes all around the egg-in an un-uniformed mannner-thats a blood ring-but is it veiny with a black dot thats a baby-the egg looks porous-which may or may not hatch-Ive had many pourous eggs hatch but you have to be patient and let the egg cook:)
     
  4. pete55

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    Hi

    I can see a slightly darker area that I think you are referring to. However it's not distinct enough to determine if its a bacterial spot or an embryo. I frequently check our eggs at this period with no problems but do not over-handle them. I candle while I do a daily hand turn to supplement auto-turning.

    At the moment I'm unable to see any evidence embryonic growth or blood vessels. The pattern on the shell does make it hard to see though. I would give them a little longer.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamBud

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    Well i was able to get a better picture of the egg.
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    Do you think it can be a eye?I am hoping [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamBud

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    Hear is another picture.I candle them every other day.
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  7. sonew123

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    Quote:Ok bud...stop candling..seriously..give this batch a break and wait 5 days...yes I said 5 days..if it still looks like that in 5 days then its a dud..embryo died..you can tell the difference from the others ones. They will be dark..that one wont be if its bad:( sit on your hands...go clean the house..go shopping..whatever it takes..walk away from that bator [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamBud

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    Ok thanks:D.I think I am over obsessing over it too much [​IMG]
     
  9. sonew123

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    Quote:I promise you it will get easier to mellow the heck out with each hatch:)
     
  10. happyhens120

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    This is my first hatch, too, and I admit that's it's pretty darn exciting! I just keep telling myself that it will be more exciting to watch the chicks hatch than it will be to have a dead chick because I can't keep my hands off the eggs. I think it's a curiosity thing, though... I'm right there with ya!
     

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