Goose eggs 7 days candling...

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  1. Kris5902

    Kris5902 Crowing

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    I think these eggs may have died, and would like to pull the plug as soon as it’s confirmed. Nest was abandoned after a raccoon attack took 3 other eggs, they have been in the incubator 8 days now. Opinions? First pics right egg, second set left egg. Hand turning and my incubator can’t quite keep temperatures high enough 98.9-99.3 average.

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    I can see a darker mass, but no viens eggs are also very dirty.

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  2. Paterino Del Galaxia

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    Try wiping the eggs with damp tissue so that you can candle and see through the inside of it clearly.... Maybe there's some veins but you could not see it because it is blocked by the dirtiness of the eggshell.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Candle up through the fat end of the egg. Go in a dark room. Embryo should be visible as well as veins.
     
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    I was advised to just use a dry cloth... they haven’t been subjected to the best conditions
     
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    I could see a dark mass, but no viens. They have been in the incubator for a week now, I’m not sure how long the geese were on them, or off them after the raccoons got the other three. I’m not very hopeful at the moment, as I’m not seeing much change since the first time I candled at day 3 in the incubator.

    I did, I just couldn’t see anything much so I started trying different angles. I can see a shadow/dark mass in some of them. I had all the lights out, but it was a full moon and I couldn’t get the trailer any darker. Eggs are quite dirty, but I was advised not to wash, just brush off with dry cloth.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    You can use a damp paper towel and lightly remove the dirt. A toothbrush works too. I never Candle till around day 10 because then you clearly see development if any..
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Also I don't slosh around eggs at all . I turn twice a day with great success and only handle for candling at day 10 then just before lockdown.
     
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    Ok I’ll start trying to clean them off more when I turn them, and will try again in a few days.

    They are on my 100 watt, 200ah solar system, and it’s straining my electrical set up a bit keeping both them and my brooder plates going 24/7 with the rain we’ve been having. So the sooner I have confirmation on viability the better!

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    These ones were sloshed a bit when the raccoons got the nest, then a bit chilled while I rushed down to pick them up because mama wouldn’t sit on the relocated nest, and had to travel three miles of rough dirt roads to get to the incubator... :hmm I know, not the best circumstances by a long shot. I’ve been turning 3 times a day at 7, 3, and 11 and I tried to drive as slowly and carefully as possible, I was doing about 5 km/h and crawling over the bumps. Im not too optimistic about their chances...
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Anytime they get busted like that before an internal pip they die...Sorry your wasting your time ..:hmm...:oops:
     
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