One of my incubating eggs on day 21 candled and only takes up half of the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FluffyFeathers7, May 6, 2017.

  1. FluffyFeathers7

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    I am new to BYC and started hatching a couple weeks ago, made it to the end with 4 eggs! I candled and they all are alive though one is only taking up half the egg on day 21. I don't know what to do. It moves around, looks good, no yolk out that I can see. But my question is... what should I do, open the egg up?

    Thank you!
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You can't see yolk through the shell. As long as it is moving I would not open it. Killing a live chick is not a good feeling. It could be that it was in a cool spot of the bator if they weren't rotated and is delayed in development. If it's really that far behind, I would not expect it to hatch.
     
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    :welcome
     
  4. FluffyFeathers7

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    Thank you for the helpful information, crossing my fingers!!
     

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