Eggs sinking while water candling?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by molly1chickens, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. molly1chickens

    molly1chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My eggs are to dark to candle properly so I water candled them, however they all sunk. What does this mean?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they are in the early stages of incubation that would be completely normal.
     
  3. molly1chickens

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    Thanks, it is day 7
     
  4. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Water candling is usually only done toward the end of incubation to see if an egg has quit or not. (Looking for movement in the water.) I don't think water candling will tell you anything on day 7.

    You probably need a darker room and much brighter flashlight.
     
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  5. molly1chickens

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    Ok thank you, thats a relief! I will do that.
     

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