Help are my eggs bad?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shoonell, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Shoonell

    Shoonell In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2008
    We recently put some eggs in to incubate. We are on day 7 and candled them last night. We saw dark areas that move freely and good air sacks but no sign of any veining. They are brown banty eggs, could that be why we can't see the veining yet? or are they not developing? We keep the temp at 99.5 in a forced air incub., with the humidity about 56% on a hygrometer. Any help anyone? Thanks:idunno
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Sounds OK to me - it's hard to see veining thorugh dark eggs, but if you see the dark floating blob that's more than likely the baby chick forming.

    Keep them in and check again in a few days Good luck!
  3. With our dark colored eggs we had an easier time seeing veins and movement after the 10th day of candling.

    Some we still can not see that well into them but the insides are dark so we have kept them in the incubator. Give them more time before you toss them! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2008
  4. I've only seen black blobs in my brown eggs, never veining but I have a pip, so its a good sign.

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