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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by charbel, May 5, 2011.

  1. charbel

    charbel In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    this is day 19 i candled the eggs today for the first time i couldn't see nothing only blackness i know that its normal in day 19 but i think that the chicks are dead because on day 4 the power went off for about an hour or 2 i just want to know does the egg becomes black when the chick die ?

  2. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Songster

    Jan 7, 2011
    Crazyville, USA
    Quote:At day 19 you should be in lockdown not candling if these are chicken eggs. You should have the humidity up and be waiting for pips. When you candle at this point you aren't going to see much but a large mass. You might be able to see it move but that little guy is crammed in there. As far as the power outage I think you are ok. I have read on here where people have had the power out for many hours and still had successful hatches.
  3. charbel

    charbel In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    thx for the help
    but u didnt answer my question does the egg becomes black inside when the chick dies ?
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Quote:If it has rotted then maybe, but if your nose works you would be able to figure that out quickly. [​IMG]

    If solid with an empty air cell in the big end, you are good to go. The aircell should be 25-30% of the egg for hatching.

  5. charbel

    charbel In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    i think they are ok then thx for the info [​IMG]
  6. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Songster

    Feb 26, 2011
    Western Virginia
    I think they are fine. If the egg is dark, it means the chick inside has grown and is taking up a lot of space. A power outage of an hour should not have hurt.
    Go into lockdown and wait for pips! [​IMG]

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