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Day 4 candling - signs of life (and not)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 0wen, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have 6 eggs in my Brinsea mini advanced. I'm on day 4 and found development in 3/6. This is my first hatching and just wondering if it's safe to dispose of the 3 that have no signs of life or should I give them a day or two to see if anything develops?
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I would not throw any out until at least day 7-10.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Ditto the above. Wait a few more days before you discard anything. I've had eggs show no sign of development until right before they hatched once.
     
  4. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll give em a week or so. These were shipped eggs and not in the best of shape after hitching a ride with the USPS, but they're doing no harm just setting there for a few more days. Hoping they come through, but what can you do when you have careless postal workers as your middle man..
     
  5. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait, give them some time!!
     
  6. sumi

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  7. BertandMary

    BertandMary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got an update for us? Checked a few of our eggs today, (day 4), and saw veining on all but two. They are blue/green eggs. Veining showed on a FBCM egg which we thought would be impossible to see for a while. We are leaving all eggs in until they stink or are obviously dead at lockdown.
     
  8. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All eggs eventually showed signs of life. 1 quitter in one of the 2 eggs with terrible air cells and I removed that egg (eggtopsy confirmed). The second bad air cell may also be a quitter but the shell is thick and difficult to see even with an incredibly bright light - I'm leaving it be as of now. The other 4 look good (still concerned about the saddle cell but it has a living embryo currently so who knows)... 4 solid signs of life in the remaining 5 eggs - hoping for the best and will know on 4/22 for sure.
     
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  9. BertandMary

    BertandMary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  10. packjen

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    So, what happened? Any babies?
     

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