Just candled my eggs

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  1. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled my eggs and I could see an air sack at the fat end of the egg. The middle of the air sack had a little dot in it. I am at day 5 of incubation. Is that what it's supposed to look like?
     
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    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else?
     
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    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pictures, but mine don't look like that yet. Do you think they are supposed to have an air sack with a little dot inside at day 5?[​IMG]
     
  6. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    Quote:you're seeing the yolk not air cell. the air cell is just an area at the end of the large end of the egg. if there's actually a spot in the air cell, no that's not a chick.

    by 5 days you would see veins coming out from around the chick, and be able to see the eye developing too. pete55's pics are the best i've seen outside a textbook. mine are nowhere near as good, as my flashlight isn't that powerful, but here's a pic of a silver grey dorking egg that was shipped and is on day 8 now.

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    you can't see the eye on the photo, but it was more visible in person. that pic was taken on day 6...

    edit: the air cells on all these eggs seems abnormally large, as they were badly scrambled in shipping, but *knock on wood* all but 2 of each shipment (21 dorking and 14 EE) are developing nicely. so go figure. #3 was the worst of the dorking eggs for air cell condition. [​IMG]
     
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  7. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine don't look like that yet. Will they still hatch???[​IMG]
     
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    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    Quote:if you're on day 5 and not seeing ANY blood vessels, then nope don't think so. i started seeing blood vessels on day 3. faint but they were there.

    today (day 8) you can't hardly see anything except a few blood vessels and the shadow of the chick swimming around.

    if i can get hubby's help i'll do a quick video. kinda hard to hold the camera and the egg, and the flashlight and... [​IMG]
     
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  10. cmom

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    I don't toss any eggs until I candle at day 10 that way there are no guesses if the eggs are good or not. I candle at day 10 and when I set the eggs in the hatcher at day 18.
     

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