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Question about my candled egg

Discussion in 'Geese' started by psue, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Embden day 16. This is my first hatch the other 2 eggs have a swimmer and easy to see veins. But this one has that dark spot[​IMG] if you slowly rotate the egg it always comes to the top and the air cell is growing but is there a baby in there????
     
  2. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the day 16 pic? Seems to me like it quit.
     
  3. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the absence of supporting blood vessels, the free moving dark spot and the pale yellow area below the air cell it suggests the embryo has died at about 8-9 days - sorry to hear that.
     
  4. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys, I still have 2 eggs from the first batch of 8 then.. and I got a short video of one of them moving the other night. 2nd batch of 8 is looking text book to Pete's artical. I'm so glad you put that together Pete, thank you!!!
     
  5. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Best of luck on your eggs!! Be sure to follow the tips as laid out by Pete and you should have some beautiful babies very soon: mark air cell lines with pencil to show evaporation rate; daily cool/mist; don't bump humidity for lockdown until internally pipped, etc. And... keep that humidity down!!
     
  6. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying but i'm useing an LG and it keeps getting the humidity too high but if I run it dry it's at 20% [​IMG] isnt that too low?
    and next time I WILL have a scale.


    on a seperate note (wrong thread) how do you like your cayuga and ancona ducks? I'm thinking of getting ducks can't decide on a breed [​IMG]
     
  7. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey Sue, I use an LG still air. I only put a little water in the front tray... and would allow it to do dry before adding more. In my climate, it resulted in 35% humidity.

    I love them both! The cayugas seem more "pet-like" but the anconas are sweet things too. The funny thing is the cayuga is the breed my husband picked (I prefer anconas), but I wound up taking two from his first hatch because I love them so.... and then he turned around and claimed two of my babies from the ancona hatch earlier this week.
     
  8. psue

    psue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hubby put a computer fan in mine... but a little water and it goes 50 to 60 % no water and it's 20 something....

    Thanks for the duck infomation.... it's soooo hard to chose. I want cute and fairly quiet... he wants meat and eggs..
    I want to help an endangered breed.... he wants to eat everything,lol
    If I had more land I'd have 6 of everything[​IMG]
     

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