Candling Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by YardBirdHost, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. YardBirdHost

    YardBirdHost Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm at day 8 and 2 of 8 eggs have visible veins when candled. The other 6 have nothing visible except the air sack.
    My assumption is that the "6" are not going to developed and should be culled.

    I just want to make sure I am correct before I trash the 6 with no veins!

    Thanks
     
  2. Coldweatherbirds

    Coldweatherbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they really clear? Or are the shells thick and it's hard to tell? I can only see veins in my white eggs b/c I'm just using a little LED flashlight. I'm not culling anything until it is super obvious that the egg is really empty or a quitter.
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  3. YardBirdHost

    YardBirdHost Out Of The Brooder

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    The shells are very light brown and I can see the air sac moving around the top.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I would give them a couple more days just to be sure, then toss. [​IMG]
     
  5. YardBirdHost

    YardBirdHost Out Of The Brooder

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    I ended up culling 6 of the 8 eggs. Good thing the seller sent 2 extras.

    I have 1 eggs in my LG and 1 egg in my homemade incubator. Now I have to decide to keep 1 egg in each incubator or to combine them into one.
    If I combine them into one incubator, should I put them in the LG or my homemade incubator? LGs are known for having problems, which I haven't had any yet.
     
  6. YardBirdHost

    YardBirdHost Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sooo bummed.....day 26 and nothing from the 2 remaining eggs. What an emotional rollercoaster!!!

    Time to start the search for some more bantam barred cochin eggs.
     
  7. beckim5

    beckim5 Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry! [​IMG]
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:Oh, I totally know how that feels......I've had two batches of eggs (one 18 Dominiques and one 9 Araucanas), and I got nothing from both one year......Sometimes things that happen during shipping like rough handling, or the eggs getting too hot or too cold can ruin your embryos.....

    I try to order eggs from the same state I'm in....althought I did have a 50% hatch from eggs that I ordered from Texas...I'm in Ohio, so I thought that was pretty good.

    Keep on trying!
     
  9. Dixon Farm

    Dixon Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    People think I'm nuts but I also have to say I can smell when my eggs are incubating right. lol It's the smell of the sacs when they hatch. I also start smelling them when they are 8-10 days into incubating. [​IMG]
     
  10. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:have you tried a float test?
     

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