day 11 . should any movement be seen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oldbuzzard, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put 3 fertile eggs under a broody. i candled them and looked like i could see the embryo moving. was i seeing things? i am so excited [​IMG] i havent seen a broody deliver on the goods in 35 years! cant wait! [​IMG]
     
  2. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen mine move that early. Mostly the veins waving around...
     
  3. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
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    I don think you would say it SHOULD be seen. I only saw movement in one of mine, but I was just using a flashlight, too.

    Just dont toss them for no movement! [​IMG]
     
  4. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe it was more wishful thinking [​IMG] my broody isnt giving up. so i wont!
     
  5. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
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    I could see all my embryos moving on day 11! It was awesome. It would flutter around like a little fish! I bet you really did see something! [​IMG]
     
  6. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool! that was exactly what it looked liked! i was surprised that that much movement could be seen so early [​IMG]
     
  7. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I saw the most movement from day 10 to day 15 because it wasn't so big that it was crammed in the shell. It is sooooo addicting to candle and watch. I have one egg that I candle like every 3 days to show my kids and it is amazing! I know your not supposed to handle them a lot but I just chose one to observe more than the others. [​IMG]
     
  8. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
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    OH, man, I wish I could see in mine that well. What did you guys use to candle?
     
  9. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the 60 watt CVL that is in the hen house. made a foil cone to slide over it. crude but worked. need a brighter source. could only see 2 out of 3 eggs.
     
  10. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled yesterday (day 7 for me) and I had some movers!!!![​IMG] Not as many as I would have liked to see 22 out of 48 eggs. Some of them I couldn't really see in to well though so I am not going to throw any out yet. Good Luck. And yes candling is very addictive. I just kinda got it figured out in the past 2 days with a lot of help from all of you.

    Thanks!!!![​IMG]
     

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