Candling questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Stewzoo, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Stewzoo

    Stewzoo Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2012
    Hi, I am new to "home grown" chickens. My flock has come from other peoples leftovers and some poultry swaps here and there. I have never candled before today and can't seem to find the answer to what I am looking for. I have a Silkie X sitting on 6 eggs....I decided to let nature do it this time around. She started with 3 eggs and about a week later 3 more have shown up. All are fertile with the youngest looking to be about 8 days old. However, 3 of the 6 eggs are SO dark inside that all I can see is the air sack. What does this mean??? They feel "lighter" than the others. Thanks!
  2. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    Olympia, Washington
    i would think that would mean they are further along... like, alomost done cooking? but the lighter part confuses me. i wish i could "tag" people in these posts that i know would know the answers to this. i will just bump it. hopefully someone will get online and post some answers for you.

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