Fertilized egg????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ponygirly306, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. ponygirly306

    ponygirly306 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an egg under my hen and it has been there since sunday i candled it just then and i'm wondering, it has an air pocket, does that mean anything? and should i be seing anything on day 2? [​IMG]
    and what should i be seeing by days 3-4
    thanks
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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  2. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THere is always an air sac at the large end of the egg. I am not sure if day 2 would yield anything visible, however at day three you ought to be able to see veins around a little embryo.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. ponygirly306

    ponygirly306 Out Of The Brooder

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    thankyou, any one else??
     
  5. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't candle mine until about 6-7 days after the time it has been set. By then when you candle it(air sac side up), you'll see veins in the egg and a tiny embryo. If you see veins, it's fertile! Try not to candle it too much! I know it's exciting, but best to be left under the mama hen. Her body creates perfect temperature and perfect humidity for that egg! [​IMG]
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't see the point in trying to hatch an egg or candling it for that matter if you don't have a rooster. [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    This is the member with the ISA Brown that she calls an "It". There is a post on "It" She left the egg under her broody hen trying to figure out if "It" is a roo or hen.

    Wait until at least day 7. The more you handle the egg the more chance you have of killing any potentual chick.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=92726 for "It's" thread.
     
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  9. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. horsecrazy

    horsecrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well she has an "it" that could be a rooster
     

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