incubation day 5

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmerjon1988, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. farmerjon1988

    farmerjon1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    We ordered some eggs which came 5 days after they were posted out so never had high hopes for them lol.
    Anyway, its day 5 of incubation today and decided to candle them, I cant really see much and to be honest i dont really know what im looking for. they all have black masses in them, some bigger than others. ive took a couple of pictures.................

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    All the eggs pretty much look the same but some have smaller masses.
    Any thoughts? As I dont really know what im looking at

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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I can never tell someone definitively by looking at pics. BUT if they are developing, by day 5 you should be able to see definite veins along the sides. If you can make out a yolk, but don't see any veins, they are duds. [​IMG]

    eta: I don't toss anything until at least day 10 though, and not at all if I can't tell for sure. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  3. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. jenfork

    jenfork Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine looked like that. They were olive eggs, so very hard to tell. 6 out of 7 hatched for me.
     
  5. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Dark eggs do make candling difficult. I do not see much from the pics. You may want to wait til day 10.
    I would only worry if one had a bad smell with a bit of ooz on it which means it will explode. Other then that see what happens in a few more days.

    What kind of light are you using? Try getting a very bright type of flash light. The more intense bright lights show more especially in hard to see through dark eggs.
     
  6. farmerjon1988

    farmerjon1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I cut a hole out of an old shoe box to sit the egg in and the put a 60 watt bulb in a desk lamp so i could candle from underneath [​IMG]
     

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