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No signs of hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by perlover48, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. perlover48

    perlover48 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's day 25 and I have 7 eggs in the incubator. On day 18 it seemed like 4 of them had babies but I couldn't tell from 3 since they had a very dark shell. Now I see no signs of them hatching. No internal pips or external and I asked my teacher about it. She said to open one up but I don't want to kill a hopefully good chick. I finally said screw it and candles an egg and this is what I saw. Btw I know before that this egg was fertile from previous candles [​IMG] does anyone know what to do now?
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candle the eggs in complete darkness. Watch for shadowed movement between the air cell and the chick; a sign that the eggs are hatching. If you see no movement look at that line again between the air cell and the chick. If that line look faded and discolored the chicks have died in the shell. If that line looks crisp the chick may be alive. There are many images online that show eggs at different stages of development to compare yours to.

    Possibly a silly question, but these eggs are chicken eggs???

    A chicken egg at day 25 sounds pretty hopeless, but good luck.
     
  3. perlover48

    perlover48 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are from my easter egger hens,so yeah they are chicken eggs. And I'll try the candling in a darker area. I'll find the darkest spot in the house
     
  4. perlover48

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    This is it [​IMG]
     
  5. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken egg has died. Sorry.
     
  6. perlover48

    perlover48 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] yah poopy this sucks. This was suppose to be my first hatching and rn my hens stopped laying to molt. Feathers are everywhere in the house
     
  7. perlover48

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    [​IMG] no matter how hard I try. I can't see into these ones
     
  8. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then leave them in the incubator a few days longer; better safe than sorry. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  9. perlover48

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    Okay I will keep em in. I felt like opening one of the dark eggs and dead baby. Gosh I thought I did everything right
     
  10. perlover48

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    Hmm I just opened the last three. Each dead chick. I have a few Rhode Island reds and 2 Easter egger and 1 barred rock. Soon 6 (hopefully) hens when they get bigger barred rocks. My one rooster is an Easter egger[​IMG]
     
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