Help Day 17

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CarolB865, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. CarolB865

    CarolB865 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2016
    Knoxville, TN
    I've had a broody silkie sitting on this egg and just moved her and egg inside in brooder. I've candled previously and looked fine, today it looks like the attached pictures. I can't tell if it's viable or not. The air cell seems to move around a great deal. Does this look like it will hatch? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    If those pictures are accurate, it looks like the air cell is taking up half the egg, which is not good, and I don't see any veining, another bad sign. Unfortunately it does look like it has quit :( If you want you can leave it under her to see if it does anything but I wouldn't count on it hatching.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    I agree, they look like they quit a week or so ago.

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