Help! i just candled my eggs that have been in for about 3 days!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hennyandpenny, Apr 13, 2012.

what should i do?

Poll closed Apr 18, 2012.
  1. wwait and see what happens

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  2. crack one open to see if it is developing or not

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  3. toss the ones with the dark spots

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  1. hennyandpenny

    hennyandpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    so i candled my chicken eggs today and their was a dark spot where the air sack should bee but no eye and veins... this is my first time and i need some help! should i give up on the ones thtat just have the darks spot (looks like the yolk) or let them go for a few more days?and see what happens?
    thankss
    elizabeth
     
  2. hennyandpenny

    hennyandpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or should i do an eggtopsy
     
  3. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please be patient. Wait till day 7 to candle. I know it is hard to do, but I have had some not start to develop good till then, and a lot of the time you will see nothing on day 3.
     
  4. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    i never throw eggs away till day 10. i don't trust my "expertize" enough to chance throwing a little life away. imo, it's way too early for throwing eggs away. i would wait.
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    x2 Let them be until day 7. It will be much easier to see development. After you've candled on day 7, wait at least until day 14 to do it again. The more you handle the eggs, the more chance you are taking of accidentally damaging them. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  6. hennyandpenny

    hennyandpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys

    i did crack one open on accident when i was candling and saw no development(sigh) but when i candle all of them they all looked the same and when i candled a store bought egg i saw no blob... hopefull it was just the air sac... i cant wait till day 7 so i can see any development... for now i will just have to settle with watching some chicks run around.....
    again thanks

    elizabeth
     
  7. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    well, let us know how it goes. good luck!
     
  8. hennyandpenny

    hennyandpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ijI just candled them and eleeven had eyesa and veins but ten had thicker shels so im waitimng a few days to see if iI can get a better flashlight or see if iI cansee more develpopmenyt
     
  9. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    You may want to stop candling NOW. Go somewhere and do something sit down and put your hands under your legs. [​IMG]

    Every time you open the bator you are letting the heat out which will take longer for the eggs to develope so all you are doing is making the bator work harder and take longer.

    Patients my grasshopper. [​IMG]

    I hope you get many many chicks. It's a great thing to watch them.
     
  10. SamJacobbe

    SamJacobbe Out Of The Brooder

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    To be honest, you could candle your eggs every day and they would be fine, just thrown off a little bit. Incubators are like broody hens that have a death wish. See, naturally a broody hen gets of her eggs every day for about 30 minutes to get food, water, and make broody poop. Now don't go handling them every day, but you can candle them every 4-5 days as I have. I have one hen who just hatched and one setting on 16 eggs, as well as an incubator that just hatched. For the incubator, I candled the eggs every 3-4 days, and I had 23 of them hatch, out of 25. As long as it doesn't stay open too long, it shouldn't harm them too much.
     

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