Please someone

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

    Oct 13, 2007
    When I candle my 12 day old eggs I see veins and stuff, should I see something moving as well.
    When do they start rocking in their shell
  2. dirtfishing1

    dirtfishing1 In the Brooder

    Oct 5, 2007
    Blue Ridge Mtns VA
    veins and stuff are good. rocking is later in day 19+

    good luck!
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Jenny, you dont always see them move, so don't worry! If you see veins, that's great!
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Your right on target with veins and maybe the eye or dark 14 you might see movement inside the egg and at day 18 you should see dark mass with movement inside the movement outside that I have ever seen...when the eggs start to pip at day 19 thru 21 then they will move and rock on the outside....
  5. ncgnance

    ncgnance Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Iredell County, NC
    Not yet, it's too soon. Just be patient. Sounds like thery're alive and well. Just watch the temp and humidity. Mine didn't move around until I took them out of the turner and laid them down. That was day 18. They hatched on day 19. Too early, but they were fine. I'm on my 2nd batch now, day 9. I'm leaving them alone until day 14, when I'll candle them again. Good Luck...Patience
  6. lady chicken whisperer

    lady chicken whisperer Songster

    Aug 8, 2007
    actually the chicks grow realllly fast. By day 4 on mine i could see the peep, but i have very trained eyes on this, it is hard to see if you dont know what your looking for. I noticed that one of mine had stopped growing and died(the yolk was just spinning around the egg like mush and no longer movement) and i chose to discard and broke the egg open just to see. At day 7 the chick already had eyes and nubs where wings and legs would be.

    Sad for me, but interesting how they grow that fast.

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