Candling Questions-day 18 light showing thru at the pointed end?

Rock-n-Roo

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jan 16, 2011
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North Willamette Valley
First time hatching and when I move the first batch into a lock-down bator I candled and noticed a couple were dark in the middle but light showed through the pointed end. Are these dead?
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Also the air sack looks a little on the small size - what problems could that cause?

Thanks
 

ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
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Jun 8, 2010
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https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261876&p=1
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If you had the humidity too high the air sac could be too small. But it might not be too small- it might be ok! Check the thread (if you wish) above.

The air sac should be visible- I think that is what you are describing. I wouldn't toss any eggs on day 18 unless they smell bad or candle clear or growth arrested at day 3, for example. A LOT of people think nothing will hatch and then they hatch.

The Brinsea website has a free downloadable incubation handbook that I recommend: brinsea.com

Oooohhh I just noticed you live where I do! Too cool.
 
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Rock-n-Roo

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jan 16, 2011
45
0
32
North Willamette Valley
Thanks I'll check out that link.
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What do you raise? I have Rocks Partridge, Buffs and 1 Barred. I am getting more Partridge Rocks, Welsummers and Partridge Barnevelders from Sandhill some time in May. More than I need - I had to meet the minimum - I will be selling quite a few after they feather.
 

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