Candling video - day 10 - am I correct in what I'm seeing?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wynette, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a day 10 candling video...sorry, it's a bit blurry - hard to hold the camera and turn the egg at the same time.

    I candled egg #1 first, then egg #2, and then egg #1 again.

    Egg #1 looks clear...I had a hard time seeing the air cell. Why? Is it possible it IS developing, just not very quickly?

    Egg #2 looks good to me. It sure seems like an awful big blob...is this due to the veining/blood supply in the yolk?

    http://s236.photobucket.com/albums/ff66/Wadamson/?action=view&current=Candling-3-9-09.flv

    Thanks for your feedback!
     
  2. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg one looks infertile

    Egg two has a good air cell on the fat end, however, it's hard to see any veining..is egg two dark in color?
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I had trouble seeing any veining as sell. Egg #2 is blue, but not dark. It has a very thick shell is the only thing I can think of. I did see a little solid black "blob" in it, but did not see the little blob move or anything.
     
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  4. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree egg #1 looks infertile. I would give it a few days and check #2 again. I tried to candle my dark brown eggs at day 7 and could not tell. I just did it again last night on day 10 and was much easier to see the movement. I still can't see much veining. I have read that green eggs are even harder than brown.
    Good luck!
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks, Needtohatch - I don't mind leaving them in ther'es a possibility they will develop, but I've heard too many stories about eggs exploding, and I sure don't want that to happen! [​IMG]

    I apprecaite the feedback!

    I'll re-candle these two eggs at day 14 and post an updated video to see if there is any change.
     
  6. chickedydoodaa

    chickedydoodaa Taking a break

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    The second egg looks very good, the first one is a dud if they are both 10 days old, crack it open and look to see if it was fertile or not or check for other signs, it is a good learning experience and you can learn to tell in future when you candle what is good and what is bad.
     
  7. carinlynchin

    carinlynchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thought that they only get that dark the last few days...I only have 3 days left and I can still see through part o fthe egg...(not air cell..thats separate)...could it be bad?
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    carinlyn, I'd just wait for hatch date. At day 18, they should look completely "full" exept for the air cell.
     
  9. carinlynchin

    carinlynchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well I have goose eggs so it's not until day 32 they they can hatch...sometimes a bit earlier...I was just saying that since mine is about as close to hatch date as hers I can still see through a small fraction of the egg (not the air cell) which helps me see if they are moving or not...It's only like 1/2 an inch I can see though (keep in mind...goose egg)...
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    OH, I'm sorry - shame on me for assuming you had chicken eggs incubating! [​IMG] I bet they're just fine, though!
     

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