Need Candling Help! (PICS)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ekemily, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled my first eggs today. The air sacs seem really big to me. What do you experts think? This is my first adventure with incubating eggs. I have a Genesis 1588 with auto egg turner. This is day 8. I have 14 eggs total. This is a good representation of what I have. I found it difficult to see through my EE eggs. I'm going to try and find a brighter flashlight. Thanks for your help

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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am gonna go out on a limb here and say that's a dud. I am NOT an expert.
     
  3. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah, I'm kind of hoping a big air sac is a good thing? [​IMG]
    These are all different eggs, not just a pic of the same egg. Most of my eggs look like this, so are they all duds?
    That would be a huge bummer. If there wasn't the possibility of them blowing up in my bator, I would just leave them all in there and see what happens.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:yeah, I'm kind of hoping a big air sac is a good thing? [​IMG]
    These are all different eggs, not just a pic of the same egg. Most of my eggs look like this, so are they all duds?
    That would be a huge bummer. If there wasn't the possibility of them blowing up in my bator, I would just leave them all in there and see what happens.

    What day are you on?
     
  5. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same bator. If those were my eggs, I would keep them in. A non-fertile egg will be clear. At that age, day 8, you will have a dark area on one side. Just like what you have. What worries me is that some of the eggs look porous.
     
  7. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as the air sac, thats the small clear spot on the left. Its not what I would call big. It looks very normal.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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  9. stargazer1974

    stargazer1974 Out Of The Brooder

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    Those eggs look like ours at about day eight. They were only dark on half and clear on the other half. I thought they might be duds but put them back under my silkie broodie for a few more days. At about day 13 we could see the chicks moving around inside.[​IMG] It was so cool!!! Now we have 2 little beautiful 4 day old mille fleur d'uccle crossed with a BBR OEGB roo. One is marked like him as a chick and one like her as a chick but they are both featherfooted and bearded! I'd say put those back in the incubator for at least a few more days and see what developes! Happy chickening!!![​IMG]
     
  10. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to put them back in and check them again on Saturday. Thanks for all of your help!!!
     

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