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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by msperry97, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. msperry97

    msperry97 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][/IMG]I am trying to hatch chicks for the first time in my incubator. I bought an ovascope but still not sure if my eggs are fertile. Here are the pics. They are around 5-6 days old.[​IMG][/IMG][/B][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012
  2. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from the looks of it its not fertile. but dont throw it out as it may surprise you!
    there should be veins and a chick the size of a bean by now.
     
  3. Becci

    Becci Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's difficult to see details in pictures. The top one, I'm not sure about but the bottom one definitely looks infertile. On day 5-6 you should be seeing spider looking veins extending from a bean-sized spot, as described above. Wait until day 14 or so and candle again, if they look the same - trash them and start over. Go to the link I posted below and compare your eggs to the pictures.

    Oh, and welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...g-candling-pics-progression-though-incubation
     
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  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pictures show non-fertile/non-developing eggs.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    You say the eggs are 5-6 days old, not 5-6 days through incubation. Could you clarify that? If it is 5-6 days incubated, I'd agree with above.
     

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