Help with Candling Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EmAbTo48, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Northern Wisconsin
    The ones I am pretty sure are still alive are ones that should hatch this week since they were a week behind. Anyways, I can see veins in both of them, they seem to be moving as I can tell since the black area begins to cover the area I can see the veins when I am candling it is that movement???

    Now for the one I am in question off (I think it was either a bad egg or its died?) This picture is not my own egg, I found it on google (actually was one of the BYCer's but looks exactly like this egg) I see no movement and the clear part is totally clear and the rest is dark I see no veins.

    Here's that pic:

    What do you think? I am almost thinking I should toss it out, I really wanna crack it open to find out, but don't think I can handle seeing a live one that I just killed. But its over its hatch date, and I don't see movement at all.

    Also for the other 2 eggs they don't look like this egg at all. They have veins at the top still and the embyro moves from side to side as I candle it is that normal!?

  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    The egg picture you posted looks like an egg ready to hatch to me. How far overdue is it?

    I think if it were me, and it was overdue, I'd do a float test. i'm voting it's either a ready to hatch chick, or a dead in shell chick.
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    If none have hatched I would leave this one be... Assuming it does not smell.
  5. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Northern Wisconsin
    I had 4 eggs under a silkie the pictured one and one other egg were put under at the same and one egg hatched Tuesday with a healthy chick, this one is overdue assuming they go the same amount of heat, etc. Now 5 days! No smell to it.

    If it floats its dead??

    The other 2 eggs were put a week under here due to a mishap in taking 2 wrong eggs one day. They have the same look but still have veins at the other ends.
  6. curious1969

    curious1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2011
    Northwest Montana
    X2 Try the float test to be sure
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012
  7. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    ^^^Agree. Don't toss that egg. It looks at least 14 days old. This late in the candling process you won't see veins, you may not even see movement.
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    If its a week late its probably dead but if it does not smell it is no danger to younger eggs.

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