Day 8 embryos: will they be okay? (turning, position, etc. questions)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Apriljc, May 22, 2012.

  1. Apriljc

    Apriljc Songster

    198
    1
    101
    Apr 14, 2011
    Hello. I have 12 eggs with 11, 8-day, verified embryos. The 12th egg still appears "empty". Of the 11 embryos, I have seen them all move at one time or another. I have been turning them 3 x a day but last night I was sick and they did not get turned for about 16 hours. Today, I can still see movement in the eggs but not most of the embryos: as though they are more central in the egg rather than right up next to the shell. The yolks don't seem as mobile (not floating to the top when I turn them) and I'm wondering if that is normal at this stage or because I forgot to turn them for many hours?

    Hoping for a good hatch...last years was a sad failure :(
     
  2. phoenix912

    phoenix912 Songster

    288
    1
    101
    Jan 7, 2012
    Indiana
    You should be ok. I have forgoten to turn mine before. I have noticed with mine they take some time before they end up on the new side after I have turned them.
     
  3. Apriljc

    Apriljc Songster

    198
    1
    101
    Apr 14, 2011
    Thanks!!

    It seems too that maybe things are just changing so fast in there that what appears "strange" might just be a normal part of their development.

    Funny how we stress over this. There is just something about bringing life into the world the brings out those caring instincts!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: