Egg candeling question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crystalchic, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    When candling shipped eggs that are on day 17 should I see what looks like an air sac on the pointed end of the egg as well? The eggs were shipped from Florida to ca. There is what appears to be a dark mass in the middle. It's been about a year since I incubated, I really do not ever recall seeing an air sac at the both ends of an egg before
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    lol
     
  4. chanda

    chanda Out Of The Brooder

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    I've seen that before. Quite often, actually. My questions to you would be:
    1) can you see any movement from the chick? (Probably easier to see from the rounded end), and
    2) do you see a moving bubble?

    If you see movement from the chick, all is well. The clear part at the bottom is where the yolk sac would be located, if I'm understanding you.

    If you see a moving bubble, it's a rotten egg.

    Hope this helps.

    Chanda
     

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