Not sure what I saw in one egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crzychicken, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw what look like a black circle in one of my broody hens eggs, was that a chick ? I didn't take a pic of it I could see veins also sort of looked like a eye but black is it a bad egg ?

    I never have hatched any eggs.
     
  2. chickenrunnin

    chickenrunnin Out Of The Brooder

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    i experienced the same thing. I am not sure what I am seeing either. My dad said that it is the chicks head.

    I have brown and green eggs. They are very hard to tell what is what. I also have a brown egg that today the air sac that looked really good is now dark on one half and looks good on the other. The black spot used to move as i gently rolled is now not moving around at all. I think its stuck. The yolk would move too and now is not. I am curious now for the future ones i try, if I opened it then I would know what I was looking at. I dont think its alive. I fear smell and fear life. grrr.

    I will keep watch let us know what happens with yours.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Dark color or black is the embryo/chick. Take care when candling your eggs too much movement will kill the chick off.
     
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  4. chickenrunnin

    chickenrunnin Out Of The Brooder

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    so by day 8, if i dont see that, they i should assume the egg is bad? There is no smell either.
     
  5. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i wouldnt give up on it until near the end,.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    No, just mark the eggs that your not sure of with a ? mark and candle again at day 14. That's when you can determine there is no more growth for the chick. Now if you have a funky smell, seeping/weeping egg in the bator before then you can dispose of that egg before it would explode.
     
  7. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. chickenrunnin

    chickenrunnin Out Of The Brooder

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    mine are that day too
     
  9. chickenrunnin

    chickenrunnin Out Of The Brooder

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    has anyone candled green eggs? i am having a horrible time, any secrets?
     
  10. chickenrunnin

    chickenrunnin Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont remember where I posted it but did you get the diagram I posted? If not message me and I will send it to you by email.
    Kelly
     

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