How can I tell if these eggs r alive?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CanChaser, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We hatched a couple eggs about 2 weeks ago and there 9 others that haven't hatched. They were not all laid on the same day so I don't know exactly what day they r on. We have been candling them and they all have been progressing but no more hatching. How can I tell if they are alive or died along the way?
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    A little more information may be needed.

    When you candle the eggs do you see any veins?

    Were the eggs ( hatched and unhatched ) all put under a broody hen or in the incubator on the same day? You say you dont know when they were laid- but some kind of idea how long they have been incubated for will help.
     
  3. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Maby some candling photos would be good
     
  4. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two hens were laying at the time in the same nest box. One hen was sitting but the other wasn't. She had such a pile of eggs that I knew there was no way she could keep them all warm. I took a bunch and put the in the incubator. Our first egg hatched September 29th. Then we had one hatch on the 10th of oct. And another on the 12th. Then a few days later another one hatched but none since. We have been candeling along the way. It looks like they were all progreesing accept a few. There r a few that r full now where we can't hardly see an air pocket. The rest all have small air pockets. I don't know if they died or not. I would think they would b hatching by now right? I will try and take some candling pics.
     
  6. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know these arent very good pics
     
  7. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I client get very good pics but u can kinda see. We had one cracked open this morning but the chick wasn't quite done and had sided. I think it had been dead for a while and kind of exploded. I'm guessing the rest are probably dead too. I have 3 that progressed and progressed and now have virtually no air sack so why no more hatching?
     

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