Please Help me with first time incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jessica_1285, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Jessica_1285

    Jessica_1285 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband and I decided to incubate some of our chicken's eggs (so exciting) so we did lots of research then went and got a still air incubator. we set our eggs 4 days ago and have been turning them 3 times a day. I candled them this evening and was thrilled to see a dark spot and some veining in all 6 eggs. However I'm a little concerned because the yolk is floating around in the egg. while candeling if I flip the egg over the yolk floats to the top of the egg! I cant find any info on this so I'm assuming it isnt normal. Everything I've read says that the air sac should stay at the large end of the egg and the embryo near the top. does anyone know whats going on here?
     
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    It is ok that the yoke is moving. As the chick grows, there will be less movement.
     
  3. Jessica_1285

    Jessica_1285 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Thank goodness I was soooo worried, I've watched tons of candeling videos and never saw this happen.
     
  4. madrooster

    madrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes its normal , it will become more stable as the chic grows along side of it, the veins will begin to hold on to the yoke and lay against the side of the egg, that is why it is so important to turn them so the yoke doesnt stick to the egg,hince this i s why it is ok that it moves. good luck and happy hatching;)
     

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