do chicken embryos 'swim' in the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MrViskers, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 18 Araucana and Leghorn eggs sitting in the incubator on day 12, i candle a few every 2 or so days and there is the embryo just bouncing in around the egg, i keep the egg still while candling and there is a lot of veiny lines around the yolk, is this normal?
     
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, they move all over the place in there, chicken embryo gymnastics! I think they know that in about 2 weeks they are going to be stuffed so tightly in there they won't be able to move, and take advantage of the space they have early on. [​IMG]
     
  3. cmom

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    I agree with the previous poster. Click on the image. It's not the greatest but hard to hold the camera and egg.

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  4. instar8

    instar8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time i saw how fast those little buggers move it freaked me out ...reminded me of that zombie movie where the monsters are blurry fast.
     
  5. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first egg I ever candled and saw something in was like that, I had my eyeball on the egg looking super close and it seemingly slammed itself right where my eye was and stared back. I screamed but I didn't drop the egg! It was cute to see them after that, but all that moment needed was a big horror movie BA-DOOM! sound to complete it.
     
  6. MrViskers

    MrViskers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Araucana eggs are hard to candle because of the tinting of the egg but you can see a blackish thing just jumping around [​IMG]
     
  7. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they sure do!
    I just candled mine this morning and they were bouncing around like crazy! I have a video of it on my other post. Pretty neat!
     

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