Pic of candled egg on day 3...is this normal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Andora, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    All of my eggs look like this one:

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    This is my first time incubating, and I'm as interested in seeing how they are developing as I am in getting chicks. These are pullet eggs, so I don't really have that high of hopes for them.

    I've been looking online at candling pictures and I really can't see any veins in my eggs at all yet. They all have those dark growing masses. Is something wrong? Or is my flashlight not bright enough? What do you think?
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Three days is really too soon wait until day 8 then you should see veins
     
  3. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its pretty hard to tell that early sometimes. Your candle looks bright enough though. Give it a go between 7-10 days and you can easily tell then. Good Luck!
     
  4. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Ok, I can wait a few more days...I was just curious if the big dark spot was bad, since they all have it.

    One egg has the air sac on the side of the egg instead of the bottom. Does that mean it won't keep developing or if it does the chick won't be able to hatch?
     
  5. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've read lots of posts about eggs hatching with detatched air-sacs, so it might. I know its hard not to keep candeling, but sometimes its better to leave them be as long as you can resist. There's an old saying,"Curiosity killed the chicken"..., or something like that![​IMG]
     
  6. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Quote:I've read lots of posts about eggs hatching with detatched air-sacs, so it might. I know its hard not to keep candeling, but sometimes its better to leave them be as long as you can resist. There's an old saying,"Curiosity killed the chicken"..., or something like that![​IMG]

    [​IMG] I'll keep that in mind.

    I'm going to wait until day 7 or 8 before I candle them again. My incubator holds the temps really well even when I open it to turn them, so hopefully it's not disturbing them too much.
     
  7. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The big dark spot is the yolk. [​IMG] You can't usually see anything by day 3 unless your REALLY know what you're looking for and have super eyes. By day 3 you may see a small red ring towards the air cell. That's the start of the veining system, but it's really faint.
     
  8. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to see a little red spider by tomorrow. Easier in a white egg of course.
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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