Is This Normal!?!? **Pictures**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lucky1, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Lucky1

    Lucky1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, i have 18 eggs in my incubator right now (homemade). 12 are on day 7 and 6 are on day 8, i have lettered the six and numbered the twelve. Today i candled about half of them and i found something that i thought was odd. Egg #4 is almost totally dark (its a dark mass, not solid) and conmpared to the others ther is a huge difference since the others are smaller. And my light is not bright enough to see such, and my eggs are a medium brown, so i can only see an air cell and a dark mass that ranges from huge (#4) to normal size. What do you think?? Here are some pics that i took today:
    http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii514/LimoGirl1998/Chicks008.jpg this is the egg i call "B"
    http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii514/LimoGirl1998/Chicks013.jpg This one i call "E"
    http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii514/LimoGirl1998/Chicks023.jpg
    http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii514/LimoGirl1998/Chicks022.jpg
    http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii514/LimoGirl1998/Chicks021.jpg These three are the mysterious #4, btw the light red is the clear part of the egg, the black is the " dark mass"
    Kind Regards
    Lucky[​IMG]
    p.s. here are the eggs in the incubator this morning, just thought that you might want to see them lol http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii514/LimoGirl1998/Chicks002.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  2. watership

    watership Out Of The Brooder

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    It's hard for me to tell anything as your candling light isn't bright enough for my inexperienced eyes. I bought a 140 lumen light from the hardware store and I was able to see veining in my ameraucana eggs by this stage; I would've liked an even stronger light but it was all I could afford. Can you buy or borrow a stronger light? If not, I would probably leave them in the incubator and hope for the best. Good luck!
     
  3. Breshcandra

    Breshcandra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Granite Falls, WA
    Get a cheep Led flash light from home depo. One of those little ones works just fine. I can see veins and the chick move.
     
  4. Lucky1

    Lucky1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ordered a candler from GQF it's one that is a candler as well as something else ( I forget lol :) )
    And a forced air 1602n hova bator with an auto egg turner. But the fastest that I could get them in is March 26- April 3, after my eggs hatch :( I guess that I will put them all into lockdown and hope that none explode
     
  5. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't tell anything from those pics. I use a fishing spot light but honestly, I don't even candle anymore. Sometimes right before lockdown. Just had some hatch today, My temps were like 102 for a week or so before I adjusted it, so I wasn't expecting anything and my humidity was only about 46% AFTER I added water. Helped one out of its shell but got 8 out of 18 with absolutely no care... except bad. I hatched these for a photographer and after she is done with them, I am giving them to my maintenance man.

    Once again, relax and let God.
     

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