Egg when candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Does anyone know where I can find good pics of what I should see inside the egg when I candle. I have candled but, I am not really sure what I am looking at. I can see the air sac and veins. I can also see a dark stuff, I am not sure if this is the chicken or yolk or what. Does anyone know where I can find a pic that shows what the different things are? If there are veins is that an indication the baby is still alive? Thanks I really appreciate the help.

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  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Thanks, I just looked at these pics. So I guess what I am confused about is the dark part. Is the dark part I am seeing the chick or is that yolk. Excuse my ignorance but, I have never candled before. All the pics I have seen so far tell you what the different parts are when they are not very far along but, don't really point stuff out in the later pics.
     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Later on, it's mostly chick.

    How about this?

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  5. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    The pic didn't show.
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  6. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once you can see mostly the air sac and aveins nd a dark area, the dark area is chick. There's some yolk but the chick should be bigger than yolk by now, or surrounding the yolk if that makes sense.

    And yes, veins are HUGE sign the chick is still live. [​IMG]
     
  7. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    So as long as I still see veins does that mean it is alive?
     
  8. georgiagail

    georgiagail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure this will help you:



    Youtube has a number of videos showing eggs being candled.

    Gail
     
  9. MamaMarcy

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    If there are veins, most likely...but no guarantee.
     
  10. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    The movie wouldn't play on my computer but, I could definitely see something moving so I am putting it in lockdown. :0)
     

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