Candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jhooks80, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. jhooks80

    jhooks80 Just Hatched

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    I just candled my only developing egg out of 4 I put in the incubator. I saw movement at day 7 but tonight day 15 I don't see any movement. Is this normal or did I lose my only chicken? [​IMG]
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    It can be normal. Just check again tomorrow and see what you can see. Hoping for the best for the egg!

    Oh, and [​IMG]
     
  3. jhooks80

    jhooks80 Just Hatched

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    chicks in the egg don't move as much when there is not as much room to move about, and the egg has less fluids in it. Egg will just get darker, then you will only see an air cell then not even that, depending on how far along the hatch is.
     
  5. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had much luck with candling. All I see is the air sac and a dark mass. Tonight I finally took out the 13 eggs that the hen had been sitting on for, perhaps, 31 days. I opened the shell at the air sac very carefully as someone suggested here and found that all the eggs were just a mass of jelly. Not sure what a developing chicken looks like under candling. I don't usually bother the hens and the eggs they are sitting on but I guess it's different if you are incubating them yourself.
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    People think it is cute when a hen sits on 40 eggs, but you know the results.
     
  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    Day 13.
     

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