Day 14 candle - one spaz, one quiet

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BeardedChick, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you find the embryos are usually active or quiet at day 14?

    I have two decent looking eggs in my 'bator at day 14. One has a spazzy fellow in it, the other one has a quiet fellow in it.

    Just wondering what people usually see at this point? And of course I'm wondering if the quiet guy is a quitter.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    To check for quitters this late in the game, I always look for the veins. Just like human babies, they sleep at times, so just because you don't see it moving does not mean it's dead.
     
  3. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do the veins deteriorate in the quitters?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yes, eventually (after a day or so) they will fade, and all the blood will pool near the bottom of the egg. That's what causes a blood ring.
     
  5. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pulled out the carton and candled again (in the carton, so minimal handling and jostling).

    I can't see veins on the quiet embryo, so it would be a quitter, right? The bummer is it's a nice sized embryo, so it must have recently quit.
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I candled, one moved and the other always seemed to be sleepy. Both came out okay and still act that way today! [​IMG]
     
  7. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't throw it out just yet...that happened to me in my last hatch, and the one that I thought was dead, is running around my room!![​IMG]
     
  8. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I would wait. At day 18 you can see if there has been growth. I have had several that I thought were quitters that hatched. Sometimes veins are hard to see, especially if the eggs are dark or tinted.
     

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