Please look at this candling. Should I toss it??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jengro65, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This picture was of a candling on day 8. See the big dip down from the air cell? The fluid inside also seems very watery and sloshy.
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  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    you would have to send more pics. any veins at all?
     
  3. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try and take some more pics tomorrow. Yes there are some veins but nothing moves inside like the thriving eggs.
     
  4. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please do post more pics from other angles.( And if i sent it wrong dont critosize) but i think i may see a vain in the pic you have posted but not 100% sure
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    the veins should reach up to the top of the air cell though.
     
  6. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what most shipped eggs look like. Keep it in until day 14 and see how it looks.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    x2 sometimes they make it and sometimes the air cell is just too damaged.... read more here........ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 scroll to shipped egg info and there are pics below and a reminder that sometimes these chicks cant externally pip.... the article will explain some stuff!
     
  8. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see veins too. Keep it!!! That is my opinion!!!!
     
  9. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided not to toss it after the comments here....Boy am I glad too!!!....3 of my shipped eggs have that odd saddle shaped air cell but I saw movement in all 3. I keep hoping that they will make it all the way.
    Should I put them in cartons to hatch when the time comes or lay them on their sides?
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    here is what I do...... AT lockdown.... if when I candle they dont have real "jello like" air cells I will lay them flat (dip in the air cell up) pencil mark the air cells if you havent. and if they are jello like I set them in a cut carton upright. just make sure they are not snug in the carton because they can be malpositioned and pip the bottom sides.

    Good luck!
     
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