Candling question at lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pawtraitart, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Songster

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    I just candled some eggs going into lockdown today. All good to go except for one weird one. I had marked one egg as questionable last week and when I checked it again today there is a good amount of "light" on the narrow end of the egg. Usually, I only see darkness in the lower part and light in the air cell. I was going to toss it, but then I noticed veining so I did the float test. Well....it moved! Has anybody hatched a chick from such an egg? It's weird because it seems like there isn't enough chick in there. I'm going to leave it in the hatcher just in case.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    I have not seen that but I agree. I'd leave it in the hatcher and give it a chance.

    It is quite possible this one will pip on the wrong end. That is often a fatal condition. I'd make sure it was laying flat on the floor instead of pointy side down in a carton.
     
  3. pawtraitart

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    I'll post here again if it hatches. I have it laying on its side in the corner so it won't get moved around too much by hatched chicks. I'm not really expecting it to hatch, but if it DOES, then I'm going to have to re-evaluate my pre-lockdown egg criteria. [​IMG]
     

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