I am candleing eggs at days 15 to hatch. This is their first candling. I have some with obvious veins and what appears to be a chick. But you can see liquid moving inside if you tilt the egg side to side. I assume these are dead. Am I right?
The eggs are mostly solid black, with a tiny bit of veining obvious. They appears to have the appropriate amount of air space for the age and they dont smell. Basicly they look like what a "normal" egg should at their age, but when we were candling we could see a liquid moving up in the air space. almost like the chick is within its membrane and there is a bit of water in the air space. We did a second candling and saw one chick move within the shell, so we can tell atleast not all are dead, but I still cant figure out what the liquid is...By day 15 over half the egg should be solid and black looking when you candle. If your egg is showing just veins,or mostly veins, your much less than 15 days. Judge the egg you think is quite liquid looking to candleing a non fertilized egg if you can. Don't get rid of any egg until your absolutely sure though, that one egg that you might think won't hatch, could be the first to hatch even. Best of luck with your little guys when they arrive