ok, humor me.....another question from the obsessed 1st time candler

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kelly FG, May 28, 2008.

  1. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so when you candle & you see the dark side vs the air side, when you move the egg should the air sak shift much, in other words does the dark part move around much if you don't see the actual chick moving?
    like liquid sliding around?
     
  2. kare21162

    kare21162 Chillin' With My Peeps

    YES, THE DARK SPOT MOVES AROUND WHEN YOU TWIST THE EGG, THAT'S THE CHICK.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Be careful twisting the egg around, Kel. You can damage that delicate blood vessel network just trying to see into the egg. It's easy to do the first seven to ten days, especially.
     
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  4. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well my DH doesn't think we've got a chick in there, I'm hoping we do but I don't see any kicking or moving, just stuff sliding around & there really is only one area that looks vein-y. The rest looks like plain shell.
    we've got 7 days to go, I guess I'll just have to be patient, I just really don't want an explosion if its bad [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I hate it when I cant tell what's going on in an egg, too. Use your nose, is all I can say. Could be the peep expired or just is sleeping.
     
  6. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally have to ask: What's a "DH"?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Dear Husband, Dumb Husband, Dang Husband or a few other choice things I could think of...
     
  8. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Quote:Dear husband.

    I just candled my eggs as well - first time hatcher here hello- and I'm kinda disappointed because out of like 23 eggs, only 8 of them for sure have baby ducks in them. I am hoping that over the next two days - some of them are only on day 5 - a few others will step up as well. How long should I give them? Day 10? I've already thrown out 2 that I knew were completely bad - but I've got the suspect eggs lined on at the bottom of the tray, there are 6 maybes and 6 not likelys.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So in my craziness to get to the bottom of this egg I found this online
    http://www.the-coop.org/wwwboard/discus/messages/1/5853.html

    it pretty much describes my egg exactly....so maybe the egg is good [​IMG]

    I need to prepare to purchase a couple of day old chicks to go with this baby for next wednesday, but if the egg isn't any good I don't want to get more babies right now.
    I'd rather try letting my next broody(probably Penny the EE) hatch out some chicks. I'm already one chicken over our town code before I hatch babies so I've got to plan carefully.
    I sure wish I knew how to get my camera to take a pic that shows what I see!!!! [​IMG]
     

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