Confused? Need advice.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieMan, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. SilkieMan

    SilkieMan Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm incubating 3 silkie eggs, and two eggs started the process before the other one. I think the third is infertile. But anyways, my (oldest I guess I would say? Lol) egg was growing very fast and looked healthy. They are both fertile, but I candled it this
    Morning, and the yolk is very big, and there's a large shadow at the fat bottom part of the egg, and it wasn't there yesterday. Theres still big red veins on the side, but I was just wondering if this is normal? I hope it's still alive. Any advice? Will be well appreciated!
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    What day of incubation are you on?
     
  3. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let it go a few more days and if you continue to see growth. Check your egg against the
    Hatching Calendar link below.

    poultrycommunity.com/forum/showthread.php?...
     
  4. SilkieMan

    SilkieMan Out Of The Brooder

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    They are on day 6. And okay, thank you both.
     
  5. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    I don't even candle until day 10. Give it time.
     
  6. waw

    waw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine were squiriming at day six but for the most part of the icubation the temp has been at around 102-135:confused:
     
  7. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You mean 135 degrees????
     
  8. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] Boiled eggs for dinner anyone ?!?!?



    Seriously, I don't check until days 7-8. But I don't chuck anything based on that , I'm just being curious .
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  9. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    As long as you are seeing veins the egg is fine. When the chick dies the veins are the first thing to disappear and the blood from them pools into the center of the egg and is called a blood ring. Happy Hatching! [​IMG]
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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