Is this chick dead in the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Oscarsgravett, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time hatching eggs from an incubator and candling chicken eggs. I know what to look out for but there is one egg out of the four that i'm worried about. The forth egg was developing fine until day 5 then it started not improving unlike the others who were developing well. Its now day 10 and the yolk moves around the egg instead of being in a fixed position when i candled it. I was going to throw it away today but i suddenly saw movement in the egg so i promptly placed it back in.

    Do you think its still alive and whether its worth keeping?

    Here is the egg: note it doesnt have any viens around the egg:

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  2. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is one of the other eggs that is doing very well to compare it with:

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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    My philosophy is, if it isn't a clear or a blood ring and it isn't smelling, it stays in. I usually mark it with a pencil to denote that I ? it's viability that way after the others hatch if that one isn't I can assume it's a no. I made the mistake of opening one I wasn't sure about to find a live forming chick inside and now I leave them unless there's a smell.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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