Need help identifying these candled eggs as good or bad please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sire12, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Sire12

    Sire12 Songster

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    It's day 9, the eggs are from mixed breed hens crossed with a brahma rooster, there's 24 eggs and they all look the same except for 3 which were completely clear and I threw out, the rest look like this where there is a bit of a dark mass but I can't see any red spider veins or anything
     

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  2. MysteryChicken

    MysteryChicken Crowing

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    The last one seems to have something developing, the rest I can't tell without a good close up picture.
     
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  3. AltonaAcres

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    The pictures aren't super clear, but all 4 look unsuccessful to me. The first 3 have nothing in them, which they should have by day 9. The last looks odd in that I don't see any veins in it. I would hang on to it for a few more days and then toss it.
     
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  4. Sire12

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    Damn all 24 look the same so that would mean they're all duds :( I can try taking better quality pics next week on day 14 or so
     
  5. AltonaAcres

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    So they all look clear? You should see a reddish shape about the size of a silver dollar with black spots (the eyes), surrounded by a web of veins. It should be moving, chicken fetuses are very active on day 9.
     
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  6. AltonaAcres

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    Where did you get the eggs? What type of incubator? What temp. and humidity level is it at? You can keep them in the incubator for a little longer, but if they start smelling remove them immediately, they may explode!
     
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  7. Sire12

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    Ok thanks, half of them are from my flock the other half I bought, its an auto turner incubator its been set at 37.5°C and 50% humidity, how long can I leave it before having to remove the eggs? I was planning on leaving them until day 14 and candling them one last time to be sure
     
  8. AltonaAcres

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    Your temperature and humidity all sound fine, but are you sure your thermometer and hygrometer are accurate? Sometimes they will read a few degrees off so you should check that. Usually around day 12 is when unfertilized or dead eggs start exploding.
     
  9. Sire12

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    Ok this is day 12 so I'll do the final candle today I can't take pics of them since I use my phone light so I'll see if I can find how day 12 should look somewhere
     
  10. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Crowing

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    The last on the 2nd row is roughly what day 12 looks like.
     
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