Day 6 issues...could use advice!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SpiritedFarm, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. SpiritedFarm

    SpiritedFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snuck a peek at a few of our eggs last night (We set 46 Barred Rock eggs 6 days ago), the few I looked at seemed to be about 2/3 full of a darker color and the darker mass seemed to spin within the egg as I turned it.......not was I was supposed to see right?[​IMG] [​IMG]

    This is our first attempt at an incubator, been running at 99.5f and around 50% humidity.

    I will candle the others tonight, am finding it a bit tough to see through the brown egg.....


    thoughts?

    would appreciate any advice or suggestions from you all!
     
  2. leirob007

    leirob007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after about 6 days on a barred rock with my candeling contraption the best way to describe the looks is like a jellyfish at the top of the egg. I don't even look for 10 to 14 days on dark eggs.
    Other to make sure they are not clear like an egg out of the refridgerator
    My RIR/BR crosses are on day8 right now. I'll see if I can candle them tonight and take a picture or two to try to ease your mind a bit.. might even get a few shots of some of my hatches so far this year to spark your excitement. You just gotta love those Barred Rocks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  3. SpiritedFarm

    SpiritedFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks leirob007.
    Do you think the spinning is a bad indicator?
     
  4. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can sometimes see it fluttering around. I think they are fine is you see something growing.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    You need a really bright light when candling dark eggs.
     
  6. SpiritedFarm

    SpiritedFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Using a 2million candle power flashlight, covered with cardboard, hole cut in it to fit a toilet paper roll...lol
     

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