First Time- Candling Help Please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cmchickens, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. cmchickens

    cmchickens Chirping

    Jul 9, 2014
    Bigfork, Montana
    Okay, so it is my first time hatching. I've got 14 shipped Dark Brahma eggs in my Brinsea 20 Eco incubator. It is day 4. I candled when they first got here, most of them had detached air cells. Let them sit 24 hours before placing in bator. I candled tonight, mostly out of curiosity. In all but one egg the air cells have stabilized. However, I saw no development in any of the eggs. There was a dark spot at the top (the yolk I think?), some had dark pieces swirling around. I saw no vascular structures, nothing that looked like an embryo. Are the eggs no good? I can't get a picture I'm afraid, my candler is the light on my phone. I'm afraid to open them if there is a chance there is a growing embryo inside. But shouldn't I see something at this stage? Help please!
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    It takes a lot of lumens and light shell colored eggs to see great detail. At 4 days there is not much detail. I do a first candle at 7 to 10 days, it's obvious then which did not start to develop.

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