Is it bad when.....? UPDATE! EGG IS MOVING!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tripp16, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
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    When you candle your eggs on day 18 right before lockdown and all you can see is big black blobs like you can't see the rest of the egg??
    It's like pitch black with a led light shining in. [​IMG] Also I couldn't see anything moving....? Anyone help?!

    UPDATE!!! It is only day 19 and one of the eggs is shaking!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011
  2. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at the eggs on the 18th day of incubation on this thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261876

    Do they look like your's? If so, this is totally normal [​IMG] You shouldn't
    be able to see much at all, other than the airsack and a few veins.
    Not much movement will be visible either.

    Good luck! :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2011
  3. ODEY587

    ODEY587 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its all black cause there's a Chicky filling it up [​IMG]
     
  4. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled my eggs last night and all I seen was black and air cell. I did see a vein. I'm sitting on my hands now and promise NOT to touch again;-) Good luck!
     
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:Mine do look like that but the air sac was not that noticable.. It seemed smaller.... [​IMG]
     
  6. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is exactly what you should see. If you candle the bottom and see clear space, then you can assume that it is a quiter.
     
  7. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:PHEW!! I didnt see any of this!! Thank you!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    You are seeing what you should see. At that stage of development I never see movement. I still set all eggs except clear ones or nearly clear ones in the hatcher at lockdown. There have been a few times I thought for sure the eggs with exceptionally large air cells were quitters so I put an X on those eggs and to my surprise they hatched. You just never know.
     
  9. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:I didnt throw any I thought were quitters out. I just dont trust myself! [​IMG]
     
  10. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY that's GREAT news! We're on the same schedule, this will be interesting to see whos eggs hatch first! How many do you have again?
     

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