Help ! Day 15 and no air cell.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Youngfamily1989, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. Youngfamily1989

    Youngfamily1989 In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2007
    Tennessee City
    I have been candling through this incubation ; after reading some post I've realized the egg should not be blacked out when candled. The eggs I've candled are solid black.

    Is there anything I can do? I will candle all of them tonight to see if all are the same way.

    I have not filled the other water trough yet I'm supposed to fill it at day 19 and stop turning. Should I still fill it ?

    Any suggestions !

    Thanks, Brian [​IMG]
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Sometimes, depending on the type, size and color of an egg, it is hard to see the air cell. Especially if you are not sure what you are looking for. Your light should be very bright and hold it at an angle on the big end of the egg. If you can't see it, hold the light against the egg and slowly spin the egg around until you can see it. The black part that you are seeing in the egg is a chick, so yes fill the other trough and see what hatches. It takes A LOT of egg candling to know what you are looking at and still sometimes they will fool you!!
  3. nccatnip

    nccatnip Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    Piedmont area NC
    I just knew I had one non-viable egg in my 4. All I ever saw was a black blob with no air cell. Well, little "blob" hatched today. Never give up!!!!
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I agree--you may not see the air cell unless you place the candle just right. If you on day 19 they should be blacked out mostly. But the aircell can be difficult to see unless you place the flashright RIGHT behind the air cell.

    Fill the trough and get the humidity up!! Good Luck.
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I have never seen the air cell in my hatching eggs...the black glob yes!...chicks!..Stop the turning on your 18th evening and get your humidity up!...
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2007

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