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

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

  1. Lucky1

    Lucky1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    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: this is the egg i call "B" This one i call "E" 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
    p.s. here are the eggs in the incubator this morning, just thought that you might want to see them lol
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  2. watership

    watership Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 23, 2012
    So. Calif
    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

    Jan 28, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    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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