Candling pictures of day 18 quitters?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by otis7, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. otis7

    otis7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm worried I lost one, day 17. He looked fine the other day, kicking around. Now I have a large black spot in the egg, no movement. When I slowly turned the egg I saw fluid moving. I'm so sad, we made it so far. It just didn't look alive. That leaves us down to one egg, who is moving and looks well. I do not want to raise one chick. It's just not fair to the chicken. ****.

    Anyway, would love to see some pictures of late stage quitters.
     
  2. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Do you really know its dead? I've been hatching for over 10 yrs and never see movement when candling but they all hatch perfectly.
     
  3. otis7

    otis7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't, and it'll be staying in the bator for the duration. There was just an ominous black spot at the top of the egg, almost yoke sized and previously the egg looked fuller with more natural looking shading. I do see movement in the other egg.
     
  4. taylamiller1

    taylamiller1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine also died on day 17 he stopped moving I left him in incubator till day 19 checked again still nothing so I decided to crack it open he was so close to hatching I was so sad
     
  5. only1bgirl

    only1bgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was the chick dead or did it hatch?
     
  6. only1bgirl

    only1bgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In restrospect I have realized now they had died, the difference in the veins was the drastic, they had shriveled up and were not red anymore. Either to low humidity, temp spike or too much candling. Definite learning process.
     

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