movement in the egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by roxie03, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. roxie03

    roxie03 Out Of The Brooder

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    What day can you expect to see movement inside the egg when candling?
     
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should see something by day five, but i always wait till day 10 to candle because you can see real good then and know for sure if they are growing like they should
     
  3. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen slight movement in day 3-4 with light eggs - and beating hearts! It's the sweetest thing![​IMG]
     
  4. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends a little on light or dark eggs. I have dark brown and could not see much till day 9 or 10.
     
  5. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh.. I remember this one egg, it was around 12 days I think maybe 14 and I was candling when the chick put his foot on the side of the egg, I could see it SO clearly! It really was just too coooool
     

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