Candling Issue, growing on air cell?

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  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been candling for awhile now, but this is my first time incubating my own eggs. I do not have an auto-turner, so I've placed the eggs in an egg carton (big end up) and have been tilting the whole incubator using a block on each side.

    Today is day 7 and although I do see eyes in some of them, a lot of them seem to be "hiding". The veining comes from the very top of the egg, and I'm wondering if I can't see them because they have latched themselves right onto the air cell where I can't see well? Has this ever happened to anyone? The ones I do see are right at the edge of the air cell and close enough to the shell for me to get a good look.
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have seen sevraal eggs of mine like this I think its a varation but normal , hopefullly someone with alot more experaince them me will chime in .I think its ok though.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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    This is common on shipped eggs too, are your eggs local or shipped?
     
  4. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are from a couple hundred feet away, haha! They're my hens' eggs.

    I'm hoping I'll really be able to see them well in a couple days. It's really hard to tell how they are all doing when the embryos are hiding.
     
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  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    LOL Thats the BEST kinda EGGS!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked at them again this morning and was able to see a LOT more of the embryos and a quite a bit of movement. There were only two that are still a little iffy but have veining so I'll leave them. :)
     
  7. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they some times start some how smack in the middle of the egg under the air cell so all you see all the way around is viens till they get a bit bigger. Just a thought.
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

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    How are those eggs coming along??? lockdown soon I think right?
     
  9. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MUCH better! Gravity finally pulled them down to where I could see them once they got big enough. Lockdown is in 2 days or so and I have movement in all but 1 that was a Day 10 quitter. The eggs weren't losing water as fast as I'd like so I've really dropped the humidity and upped the temp to 100.5. Will probably have to push back lockdown 12 hours or so but we'll see how they are progressing :)

    Here's a video of one of the 10 day old embryos!
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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    Awesome!!! Keep in touch!! [​IMG]
     

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