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Incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Zzguy, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Zzguy

    Zzguy In the Brooder

    Nov 25, 2007
    I have been incubating chicken eggs for a little over a week now and we just candled them for the first time yesterday. on mostly all of them we could see the little embryo jiggling inside the egg, but on a few, we see the dark spot, like in all the others of them, but it seems to be stuck to the side rather than giggling around like the rest of them. is this a bad thing? Is it the result of not turning them enough (our incubator does not have an automatic turner)?[​IMG]
  2. Zzguy

    Zzguy In the Brooder

    Nov 25, 2007
    any advice...
  3. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    When the embryo appears stuck to one side, it is usually dead. However, I would be inclined to leave them in there just a little longer unless they are smelly and/or oozing. This usually happens from not turning enough from what I understand. Are you using a turner or hand turning? If hand turning, make sure you are turning a minimum of 3 times a day. You should always turn an odd number of times whether it be 3, 5, 7 or more. 3 would be sufficient though. Good luck to you.
  4. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Songster

    Dec 9, 2007
    oh and also look for veining.......
    if no veins then this one would be dead....

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