how far along do ya'll think this egg is?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fallenweeble, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey ya'll,
    this is one of the eggs i posted about last night. there are three of them that seem to be a lot more developed than the others. notably, there is a big air sac at one end - my other eggs don't have that at this time.
    i apologize for the quality of the photo. i did my best but the light issues are, obviously, tricky.

    thanks!

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    p.s.
    i know the chick is viable as i could see it moving![​IMG]
     
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  2. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Links didnt work =[

    Edit: OH!, I see it, what day are you on?
    I have some pictures of what the development looks
    like inside the eggs at each day of incubation, and by those
    pictures I think you could figure out what day its on, maybe?


    If you would like me to send you the pictures just e-mail me.
     
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  3. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry, fixed it!
     
  4. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
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    i haven't hatched since oct so forgive me but i'd say 10-14 days since it is not solid dark. u can still see the embryo floating. most of the developement and dark space that the chick fills in and ocupies is in the last week of incubation.
    silkie
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I agree, somewhere between 10 and 14 days.
     
  6. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure the embryo is moving? It looks dead to me
     
  7. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is day 10 - so that is totally within range of the estimates.

    yes, i saw movement for sure. unless it's a zombie chick it's alive!

    j
     
  8. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    if u look close at the pics ya see movement. what looks like the head towards the top is moved over to the left a little in the bottom pic. wow! that was a good guess since i haven't hatched since oct, i figured i would be a little rusty on that one. [​IMG]
    silkie
     

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