Candling on day 12/11/6

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickfever, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three different sets of eggs in my bator. Some are on day 12, some on 11, some on 6. I candled them all just a while ago. They are hard to see....I have brown eggs. I do have a few questions about those on days 11 & 12. Should I see movement in them? Some are really dark and I can barely see any of the light through....is that normal? I have one egg that is almost transparent and I can see just a tiny glob on the bottom....not recognizable air sac....what should I do? Would pics help? Not sure my camera would cooperate but I can try if you think it would help....
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you have a really good flashlight, you should be able to see veins and a dark spot which is a chick. Any eggs you can see that are clear all the way though, or you can see the yolk, are no good.

    Here are some of my pics... prob at the same age as yours. Don't quite remember what day.

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  3. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind, brand, etc flashlight do you use? Are your eggs white or brown?
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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