Candling question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ccoomber, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. ccoomber

    ccoomber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 6 bantam eggs in the incubator (day 9), 4 of which i candled this evening were clear, two were dark but i could not see any veins. Last time i hatched eggs i could see definite veins when i candled at this stage. Are these likely to be dead embryos as the are no obvious veins. I can see the air sac which is a good size but odd shape (these were shipped eggs). They are 1 Wyandotte egg and 1 Orpington egg so are not dark shelled like my last lot, which were Araucuna. [​IMG]
     
  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm... Doesn't sound too good. I would give the dark ones a little longer, though. What a shame! I hope you're able to salvage something from the hatch, anyway.
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, I always give them a chance. Nature can be strange. Best of luck to you.
    Nancy
     

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