Day 3 and I didn't see anything

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie_Lover1, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Silkie_Lover1

    Silkie_Lover1 Songster

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    I just went out to candle Marshmallow's and Raven's eggs, and I didn't see any veins or any stuff like that. I also noticed that all of Marshmallows egg's air cells kind of jiggled when I turned them. Should I worry?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Day 3 is generally too early even on pure white eggs.
     
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  3. nchls school

    nchls school Crowing

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    Day 3 is to soon to candle eggs?
     
  4. Silkie_Lover1

    Silkie_Lover1 Songster

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    ok, when should I be able to see anything with some tan eggs and a few dark brown ones?
    When I candled all I saw was the air cell and the yolk. I gave the eggs to them on Monday around 4:30 p.m. so it has been 3 days.
     
  5. ldrchickens

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    Day 7 to 10. I candled on day 8 and there were a few eggs that showed nothing and thank goodness i waited a few more because on day 10 they showed development
     
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  6. Silkie_Lover1

    Silkie_Lover1 Songster

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    Ok, it is just so hard to wait when I am so excited:barnie
     
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  7. ldrchickens

    ldrchickens Songster

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    I feel ya! This was my very first time hatching chicks so i understnad the excitement! Just wait till they start hatching! Mine took 3 days to complete so those two nights i got very little sleep!!! I actually just pulled up a chair and would just watch for the eggs to dance haha. Now I have broodies hatching as well. Getting a handfull of babies everyday since thursday! Talk about overwhelmed with babies! I think I am at almost 50
     
  8. Silkie_Lover1

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    I wish I could have that many chickens, but My dad isn't very enthusiastic about the fact that I am hatching these eggs that my aunt gave me! (Chickens aren't even allowed in my city:oops:)
     
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  9. ldrchickens

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    Uhh oh! He is probbaly like my dad. Trys to act tough but then he will end up getting attached haha. My dad worries more about mine then i do!
     
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  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Wait another week and recandle.....
    Waiting is hardest part! :he
    Best of luck on your hatch! :jumpy
     
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  11. RoosterML

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    That's a whole lot of chicken dinners!!:lau
     
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