I saw a couple of babies jumping around in some of my eggs, but..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tabinal, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. tabinal

    tabinal Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like the pointy end is where the air sacs are at. I thought the clear parts would be at the fat top end. The babies are floating around near the fat end and the pointy parts are clear. Is the clear part something besides the air sac? I'm at day 7 in a Farm Innovator with forced air and a turner.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Are you candling down into the egg from the fatter round end? If you candle from the side or bottom, it will throw everything off. If you candle from the air cell end it will put everything in perspective and you should easily see the air cell. The clear under and around the embryo is the albumen.
     
  3. tabinal

    tabinal Out Of The Brooder

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    I did it by laying the egg flat like it would lay in the nest on top of the light. I will shine the light in from the fat end this weekend since I didn't finish tonight. Thank you.
     
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  5. tabinal

    tabinal Out Of The Brooder

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    I couldn't wait this morning and pulled one out to check. Everything was just like it was supposed to be. Little baby was doing flips in there. Thanks!
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

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    Awesome! Good luck with your hatch!
     

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