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Embryo movement?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken stalker, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Well I built my homemade 'bator (yes I'm entering the 'bator contest when I get my page done) and I tossed 4 eggs in it to see if it would help stablize the temps. The eggs were from my leghorn and were in the fridge for at least a week. The 'bator temps are stabilized and I left them in just to see if anything would develop. Three of them look like they have a blood ring and I thought #4 was also dead. I looked closer and there is a small mass about as big as a dime. I turned it to try to get a better look and it started to wiggle!?!? Do embryo's move this early? It's day 7. I hope I didn't kill it by tipping it.
     
  2. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep they definitely move on day 7. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009
  3. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
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    That's soooo cool!!!!!!!!
    I'm going to wait a couple more days and recandle. It didn't have all the veining like what the pictures show. I just saw one "ring" then I spotted the mass.

    Maybe the others are viable and I just didn't see the mass hmmmm should I recheck now????
     
  4. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait a couple of days and candle again. In a few days you definitely should be able to tell if the eggs are good or not.
     
  5. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh they definitely move on day 7. Mine has. Love the hatching thing. Very addictive.
     

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