Day 21, Please Help....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tothefifth powe, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. tothefifth powe

    tothefifth powe Out Of The Brooder

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    I know its not okay to take the egg out of lockdown, but i was very curious. I saw online that the chick at this stage should be completely filling the entire egg. However, 1/4 of the egg (from the small end), light passes through as it were egg white. I am concerned for candling on day 18 should have the chick filling the entire egg but it is day 21, and I feel like the chick is very small. The eggs are alive though, one of them is rocking back and fourth occasionally. Is something wrong, or is it normal?
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    Also one of the eggs has this black mass inside the see through area along with veins leading into it, which seems concerning.Its also tinted red around this area. This is the chick that rocks back and fourth too!
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  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is very interesting!
    I think the first egg might be very small and may not hatch.
    The 4th is a possibility. Leave the eggs alone until day 23 but monitor them.
    Candle them when you need to.
    Hope this helps
    BCP
     
  3. tothefifth powe

    tothefifth powe Out Of The Brooder

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    What fourth egg are you referring to? I only posted two drawings.
    Thanks!
     
  4. tothefifth powe

    tothefifth powe Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh.. i get what you though I said. By 1/4 of the egg, I am referring to how much of an egg is filled with the clear see through substance. I have 5 eggs and all 5 of them have this weird substance. One of the five has the mass and red veins as depicted in the second pic, but also the clear liquid.
     
  5. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I don't know why I said 4th egg
    Oh I meant the egg that was rocking back and forth.
    Sorry for the confusion[​IMG]
    BCP
     
  6. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you positive it's day 21?
     
  7. tothefifth powe

    tothefifth powe Out Of The Brooder

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    100 % positive it is day 21. The eggs are rocking back and fourth (2 out of five) but they all seem very tiny.
    Here is a picture of the candling. Note the yellow is not the air sack, that is at the top of the egg (large end), but the light doesn't capture it.
    What you are seeing is the small end, and the weird see-through liquid I was talking about.
    Has something gone wrong??!?!?

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  8. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What ended up happening?
     

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