DID MY EGGS GET TOO HOT?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aspenarms, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. aspenarms

    aspenarms Out Of The Brooder

    How do I tell if my eggs got too hot? I've read that on Day 7 they can be accurately candled. If they are clear they are infertile. If they have veins, they are good to keep. How do I tell if they got too hot and they're dead? can this be determined by candling?
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    If you candle them and no light comes thru, Then they GOT TOO HOT. and are hard boiled. [​IMG]



    Now that was only to make you chuckle.. No offense..

    I would wait a few days and see if there is progress from what you see today. Candle again. Then you can determine what is happening..

    WISHING YOU BEST. [​IMG]

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  3. aspenarms

    aspenarms Out Of The Brooder

    Well, maybe baked.... I will wait and see.
    Thanks - I was afraid of that.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    In the first week if they quite you'll see a blood ring or lack of veining, sometimes with just a free floating black spot in there. As long as you seen veining/movement there's hope. Most of the time, you can tell when you have an early quitter and you candle. Now when they get bigger, it gets harder to tell and my theory is if it doesn't stink it stays in...lol
     
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  5. aspenarms

    aspenarms Out Of The Brooder

    I am having a lot of trouble candling. I'm just putting an egg on top of a toilet paper roll and using a flashlight, but am not seeing much. I just broke open an egg, cause I was sure they were cooked, but it was developing! so I probably lost a viable one. I am now reassured that I haven't cooked them and at least some of them must be growing chicks. Obviously my candling is not good.
     
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  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Are you candling down into the egg from the air cell end (fat rounded end)? If you candle from the bottom or side you aren't going to get a good picture. I use my hand instead of a toilet paper roll, it allows the light to be closer to the egg. Here's a pic of one of my candles:

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  7. aspenarms

    aspenarms Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you - I was putting the flashlight pointing up from the bottom. I also think I need a brighter light.
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    A bright light is a must. Mine only cost $10 at TSC, but it works real good as long as it's got new batteries...lol
     
  9. aspenarms

    aspenarms Out Of The Brooder

    I've got the temp stabilised. It's Day 10. Today I dropped an egg while turning it and it dented one it fell on. I feel so bad!! Should I leave it? Will the inside membrane be tough enough to protect the chick? Should I wait and see if it starts to smell? I'm such a klutz!
     
  10. cmom

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