Help candling?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by islandgirl548, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. islandgirl548

    islandgirl548 New Egg

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    This is our first time attempting to hatch. This is an egg on day 12. Many of them look like this and I'm not really sure if they're okay or not?

    They are brown eggs so I'm really having a tough time!
     
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  2. ala0399

    ala0399 Just Hatched

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    I'm interested. Doing the same thing here
     
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  4. AshleyMarie17

    AshleyMarie17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not developing
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    I too agree that the egg is not developing and is a clear.
    Here are some great candling pics to compare against ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/development-of-a-chicken-embryo-day-by-day
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    :frow

    I'm afraid your egg looks clear also :(
     
  7. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not developing, so sorry! By about day 5 you can see veins , by day 7-10 its really obvious movement. The trick I use for darker eggs(like Marans) is to candle about day 12. Chick is taking up a good bit of space so shine light in the bottom. If its dark or black then egg is good and chick is taking up a good bit of space....If you can see through the bottom of the egg then egg is not good.(there will usually be a bacteria mass that sometimes ppl can mistake for a chick closer to top near air cell).

    This is a great read with lots of pictures and information for help candling eggs.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...g-candling-pics-progression-though-incubation
     
  8. ala0399

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    Aw man. Mine are guinea eggs.
     
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