Day 3 question with pic

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wegs813, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time incubating. Set 22 eggs. Last night was day 3 and I candled the eggs out of curiosity. There were a few eggs that I could definitely see something going on. Once again out of curiosity I took an egg that I did not see anything in, and cracked it open to see what was going on....this is what I saw....was this fertile and growing?
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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I am no expert, so I'll leave that to others to answer the question reliably. But I think it was.

    I don't usually candle eggs until day 10, but the first time I candled incubating eggs I *did* candle at day 7, and could see the veins and a dark blob developing.

    I think day 3 is a tad bit early to check.
     
  3. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree that it probably is too early....but curiosity killed me! And I really wanted to see what was going on!
     
  4. -Mr.HenryRooster

    -Mr.HenryRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I am pretty sure it was [​IMG]...But i am a new hatcher myself just got my first batch. Like you i have alot of "curiosity" in me. I mean i had to candel everyday and wanted to be more hands on.But what i learned on day 22 the little fuzzballs do it so much better all by themselfs. for instence "i just had to help one out of the shell i thought it needed help and sure enuf it had alittle bit of the yoke hangin out " to early" well i placed it in the brooder and the yoke went in the belly and is fine just not as active as the others. Relax it will come together [​IMG] ....Alittle curiosity never hurts !!!!! [​IMG]






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  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Looks like either a blood spot or a quiter. Day 3 would be a little farther along than that with obvious spider veins.

    Also I don't know if someone has said anything but I think it's against the forum rules to have the link that you have at the bottom of your page....

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