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Its dark in the egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I candeled my eggs today and there at day 8. One of them I know is alive and growing, anouther one is black but you can see vanes. The other two are just dark! I cant see anything thing could this be something wrong I dont kno what going on, should I keep them in the bator still? or crack them open? :|
     
  2. joannamarie

    joannamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine were just dark like that couldnt see veins or movement 2 out of 3 eggs hatched
     
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the entire inside dark, or is it just that they are dark eggs and you can't see. If on day 8 and they are completely dark, I would pitch them. Check out this website.
    http://www.shilala.com/candling.html
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    some of my first eggs where dark and they hatched so I would wait a while longer to be safe.
     
  5. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    The end of the eggs are dark not the whole egg.
     
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Keep em...
     
  7. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    im in the same boat...at day 16 today and the eggs have basically an air sac and the rest of the egg is dark...i guess the lil chick is just filling up all the room...is this normal? Am i supposed to see movement still?
     
  8. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    its not fully dark just the end when u look at it from like this special side of the egg it look like a upside down "U" of darkness
     
  9. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish there were more pics on the web of eggs in the later stages of development. There's plenty of pics up to day 7, but after that there's really nothing... I did find some of duck eggs, but since they go to 28 days it's hard to compare them to the development of chicken eggs.

    Maybe after a few hatches, I will try to do some pics myself so others will have them to reference.
     
  10. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    That would be nice, but im not sure if this is dead or what. I might be just the chick

    developing with yolk around it im not sure. But if it starts to stink i'll know why and im gonna get rid of them.
     

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