Is there a chick inside?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flutterbee, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen has been sitting about twelve to thirteen days and I decided to candle some of the eggs really early this morning because I couldn't sleep. I could see obvious movement in some, but then I go to a few that had these dark masses in them that looked sort of like this crude drawing. The eggs are dark brown so I struggled to see veins in them, but could those masses be chicks? They don't look like yolks... (squiggles are me being lazy and not wanting to cover the full mass)

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  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the masses could be chicks. Dark brown eggs are hard to see - at least with what I use to candle. Seeing anything in those is a good sign - it's when they glow clear that you know for sure you have a dud. Good luck!
     

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